No more low-budget arthouse distractions for George Clooney. He’s signed to direct and star in a front-and-center commercial flick called Leatherheads, an alleged romantic comedy about the birth of pro football in the 1920s. There’s only one thing wrong with the packaging, and that’s Rene Zellweger in the lead female role. Guys I know don’t want to see her. She’s always been a talented actress — she was good in Cinderella Man — but nobody in my circle wants to hang with her in the dark for a couple of hours, and I’d be lying if I didn’t admit that my heart sank a bit when I saw her name in this Michael Fleming story.