The man who inspired one of the greatest sports movies ever has passed away.
W.P. Kinsella, a renowned author who wrote Shoeless Joe, a 1982 novel that eventually became the movie Field Of Dreams, died on Friday.
He was 81 years old.
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The Canadian author wrote Shoeless Joe about a farmer in Iowa who decides to build a baseball field on his property to attract the legendary ghost of old-time baseball hero 'Shoeless' Joe Jackson.
Of course, that novel directly inspired the 1989 Kevin Costner-led Field of Dreams (pictured above) that also starred James Earl Jones.
Kinsella, according to his literary agent Carolyn Swayze, died in a
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If you build it, he will come!
And by "build it," we mean hold a 25th anniversary celebration for the classic film Field of Dreams, and by "he," we mean Kevin Costner!
This weekend, the actor and plenty of other stars made their way to Iowa to celebrate the iconic sports flick, and there were PLENTY of activities to last the whole weekend!
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Matthew Perry has a dream! A Field of Dreams that is!
The former Friends actor recently became involved with the Go The Distance Baseball group, an organization that bought the rights to the baseball field from Kevin Costner's famous flick back in 2011. Now, they're looking to build another diamond next door to host training camps and tournaments for national youth baseball!
Sounds like a great idea, right?
Well apparently the local farmers are worried that if they build it, people will come!
The Residential & Agricultural Advisory Committee in Dubuque County, Iowa have expressed major concerns as they believe the traffic brought in from the project will bring in noise pollution and make it difficult to do their jobs.
The group even sent a letter to Matt simply stating:
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You know that corn field in Iowa where they filmed The Field of Dreams?
It's been sold!
Just don't freak out — it's been sold in the best way possible. The location is going to be turned into a youth baseball complex!
The property had been for sale for about 2.5 years, and ended up selling for almost 3.5 million dollars! We'd say it's worth it — it's a beautiful home, beautiful location, and has a beautiful history!
We couldn't think of a better way to honor the classic film, to be honest!
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Somehow we're thinking people are going to have mixed feelings about this one.
In Warner Bros' 1978 version of Superman, Marlon Brando played the father of the man of steel.
Now, Russell Crowe is in talks for the same role in Zack Snyder's upcoming Superman movie.
As we mentioned back in March,
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