If you haven’t had enough of Tom Brady over the past two weeks, rejoice in the knowledge that the five-time Super Bowl champion is going to be the topic of an upcoming book and movie from the writers of Disney’s “The Finest Hours,” TheWrap has learned.
Paul Tamasy and Eric Johnson, who were nominated for an Oscar for 2010 boxing drama “The Fighter,” are combining forces with New York Times bestselling author Casey Sherman to tell the historic story New England Patriots’ quarterback.
Also on board is fellow Bostonian Dave Wedge, who co-write “Boston Strong” with Sherman, which then got made into the movie “Patriots Day,” executive produced by Tamasy and Johnson.
The Brady project is expected not only to detail his historic career and record-breaking comeback win over the Atlanta Falcons in Super Bowl LI, but also the controversies surrounding him and the Patriots, most notably the Deflategate scandal that left Brady suspended for the first four games of the 2016 season.
Brady sealed his place not only in the record books but in NFL lore when he led the Patriots from 25-3 down at halftime to a 34-28 victory on Feb. 5, in a thrilling game that marked the only Super Bowl to ever go into overtime.
The 39-year-old veteran quarterback earned fourth Super Bowl MVP award for his miraculous comeback, and the fifth Lombardi Trophy for the Patriots under head coach Bill Belichick, who is also being dubbed one of the best of all time.
Tamasy and Johnson have also teamed up for another miraculous sports tale, this time the Cinderella story of Premier League underdogs Leicester City, who beat 5000/1 odds to win the title in 2016, under the leadership of Jamie Vardy.
From Hyannis, Massachusetts, Sherman is renowned for his Boston-themed writing. Along with “The Finest Hours,” which he co-authored with Michael J. Tougias, he has penned “A Rose for Mary: The Hunt for the Real Boston Strangler,” “Animal: The Bloody Rise and Fall of the Mob’s Most Feared Assassin,” “Boston Strong: A City’s Triumph over Tragedy,” and “Black Irish,” set in Belfast, Northern Ireland.
Deadline was the first to report this news.