Former DAWSON'S CREEK star James Van Der Beek is taking his passion for baseball to the big screen after penning a screenplay for a new sports film. The actor's latest project is a tribute to his father, who played professional baseball in America before he was born. Van Der Beek tells website moviehole.net, "I love baseball. My dad played professionally before I was born. It's about a guy who realises his dreams of playing in the major leagues, and at the same time, he falls in love. "It's about trying to reconcile the two. It's the first thing I've written, and actually handed in, and gotten comments on. I'm just ironing out some kinks right now."