11/13/09 12:47 PM EST
'Aging' Jeter playing himself in upcoming flick
Yankees' captain gets role in film staring Ferrell, Wahlberg
By Bryan Hoch / MLB.com
A down-on-his-luck Derek Jeter was wandering the Coney Island boardwalk on Thursday afternoon, but it was all for show -- the Yankees captain is playing himself in the upcoming movie "The Other Guys."
According to a synopsis in the New York Post, Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg play police officers who are taken off the streets after Wahlberg's character wrongly shoots Jeter in the leg after seeing him walk around with a bat.
The scene shot at Nathan's Famous on Thursday takes place years later, when a washed-up Jeter -- wearing a ratty jacket, jeans and sporting stringy gray hair -- encounters the two officers. The comedy is being directed by Adam McKay, who also provided "Anchorman" and "Talladega Nights."
Jeter has had a little acting experience in the past. Aside from numerous commercials -- including a memorable 2003 credit card ad with George Steinbrenner -- the shortstop had a cameo in the 2003 Jack Nicholson flick "Anger Management," hosted "Saturday Night Live" in '01 and appeared on "Seinfeld" in 1996.
The movie, which also stars Dwayne Johnson, Samuel L. Jackson and Eva Mendes, is scheduled to be released next summer.
Bryan Hoch is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.