It’s official! Openly gay soccer sensation Robbie Rogers is getting the TV treatment.
Producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron have acquired the rights to the 27-year-old’s story which they plan to turn into a sitcom. (That should be… interesting.) The show will be about Rogers’ rise to the professional leagues, his quick retirement, coming out, and going on to become the first out professional athlete in an American league sport.
“Very excited and fortunate to be working with so many great people on this project!” Rogers tweeted yesterday.
Of course, now the burning question is: Who’s going to play Robbie?
Scroll down to see our top picks.
Of course Zac Efron is our #1 choice because — well — duh!
The Hunger Games hottie would make an excellent Robbie Rogers. The two have similar facial features and, according to suggestive comments made by Hutcherson last year, they just might bat, er, kick for the same team.
The 25-year-old Bates Motel bad boy has been on the up and up for some time. A leading role as Robbie Rogers could be just what Max Thieriot needs to propel himself into TV super stardom.
Okay, okay. So Taylor Lautner may not be the best choice to play Robbie Rogers. But we’re including him on our list because we’d just like an excuse to watch him take his shirt off every week.
English actor Alex Pettyfer has appeared in such blockbusters as 2011′s I Am Number Four and 2012′s Magic Mike. He’s also been nominated for MTV Movie Awards, Teen Choice Awards, and a SAG Award, among others. So he’s clearly got the chops (not to mention the looks!) to play Rogers.
Former child star Dylan Sprouse proved he’s all grown up when nude photos of him leaked online last year. This would be a great opportunity for the Disney brat to sink his teeth into a meatier, more adult role.
Perhaps the best person to play Robbie Rogers would be Robbie himself. He may not be a professionally trained actor, but that’s beside the point. What he lacks in acting abilities he more than makes up for with his charm and devilish good looks.
Of course, the next question is: Who will be his love interest?