Tom Brady will star in a comedy with actresses twice his age
- Tom Brady is starting to embark on his post-NFL career.
- One of his first ventures will be featured in the comedy film 80 for Brady.
- The film is also set to star Jane Fonda, Sally Field, Rita Moreno and Lily Tomlin.
Tom Brady’s post-football life is now well and truly underway as reports out of Hollywood indicate the 44-year-old future Hall of Fame quarterback is set to produce and star in a in-studio road trip comedy titled 80 for Brady.
Perhaps even more interesting than Brady’s acting effort are his co-stars for the film, as TB12 is set to star alongside Jane Fonda, Sally Field, Rita Moreno and Lily Tomlin, all of whom are over 75. . Fonda is 84, Field is 75, Moreno is 90 (wow!) and Tomlin is 82.
With no disrespect to these iconic actresses, of course, it’s a little odd that Brady’s first foray into filmmaking is alongside women who are twice his age. I guess I always imagined him doing a cop comedy with Mark Wahlberg or something. May be Ted 3.
Apparently based on a true story, 80 for Brady tells the story of “four best friends and fans of the New England Patriots who take a life-changing trip to Super Bowl LI 2017 to see their hero quarterback, Tom Brady play, and the chaos that ensues as they navigate the wilderness of the biggest sporting event in the country,” according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Brady, the movie, not the player, will be directed by Kyle Marvin, who also co-wrote the screenplay with Michael Covino. Marvin, who appears as an actor in Apple’s upcoming limited series We crashed and co-wrote and starred in an independent film The climbis also an executive producer with Covino under the banner of duo Watch This Ready and Jeff Stott.
Brady, transitioning from football player to Hollywood player, was deeply involved in the creation of the project, developing it with Donna Gigliotti and Endeavor Content. He will produce through his production company, 199 Productions, alongside Gigliotti, who has Hidden Figures, Silver Linings Playbookand Shakespeare in love among his credits. [The Hollywood Reporter]
While 80 for Brady is set to begin production this spring, no filming or official release date has been announced.
Taking over Hollywood isn’t Tom Brady’s only retirement venture, as he also recently launched BRADY, a clothing line he hopes to turn into the next Jordan.
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