Seven-time Super Bowl champion and recently retired football player Tom Brady is making the leap from the gridiron to the silver screen as Brady is set to act in and produce “80 for Brady,” a road trip comedy for Paramount and Endeavor Content, according to an individual with knowledge of the project.
Paramount Pictures acquired the worldwide rights to “80 for Brady” from Endeavor Content, who will produce the film.
The film also stars Lily Tomlin, Jane Fonda, Rita Moreno and Sally Field.
“80 for Brady” is co-written and directed by Kyle Marvin, who is also executive producing with partner Michael Covino under their Watch This Ready banner and Jeff Stott. Marvin and Covino wrote the latest script based off a draft by Emily Halpern & Sarah Haskins.
“80 for Brady” is inspired by the true story of four best-friends and New England Patriots fans who take a lifechanging trip to the 2017 Super Bowl LI to see their hero Tom Brady play, and the chaos that ensues as they navigate the wilds of the biggest sporting event in the country.
Brady will produce via his 199 Productions banner, alongside Donna Gigliotti and Endeavor Content. Endeavor Content developed the film with Brady and Gigliotti. Endeavor Content also brokered the deal.
Brady is reppeded by WME and Latham & Watkins. Gigliotti is repped by Paul Hastings. Marvin and Covino are reppedd by UTA and Kimberly Jaime and Michael Auerbach of Jackoway Austen Tyerman Wertheimer Mandelbaum Morris Bernstein Trattner & Klein. Haskins and Halpern are repped by UTA, Rise Management and Sloane Offer Weber & Dern. Tomlin is repped by WME. Fonda is repped by CAA, Untitled Entertainment and Hirsch Wallerstein Hayum Matlof + Fishman. Moreno is repped by Innovative Artists and John Ferguson. Field is repped by UTA, Anonymous Content and Hansen, Jacobson, Teller, Hoberman, Newman.
The Hollywood Reporter first reported the news.