Bill Murray in talks to play Joe Maddon in Cubs World Series movie

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PITTSBURGH, PA - SEPTEMBER 06: Chicago Cubs manager Joe Maddon (70) look at the dugout during an MLB game between the Pittsburgh Pirates and the Chicago Cubs on September 06, 2017 at PNC Park in Pittsburgh, PA. (Photo by Shelley Lipton/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

CHICAGO – Nothing is official yet, but Deadline has reported that Bill Murray is negotiating to play Cubs manager Joe Maddon in a film about the World Series champs.

The big-time Cubs fan has not confirmed the report but he is well known for his love for the team.

The website reports that Shane Abbess, an Australian film director, is on board for the film titled “Teammate.” The movie will center around the team’s first World Series team since 1908.

The film will be based on the book by former catcher David Ross called “Teammate: My Journey in Baseball and a World Series for the Ages.”

There is not yet a release date for the film.