If you’re a citizen of the United States, it is virtually certain you are aware of the country’s major sports leagues. With each respective league worth tens of billions of dollars, sports like baseball and basketball have become an integral part of American society dating back several decades. None of them have had quite the impact that football has had though: with NFL quarterbacks being lauded like modern day superheroes, American football, as it is often referred to in differentiating it from traditional football or soccer, has an expansive and storied history dating back to the year 1920 when the first NFL game was officially played. One of those quarterbacks in particular dominated his competition in the NFL for the entirety of his career before electing to retire on top, and now he’s ready to venture into new areas: Tom Brady is now set to produce and star in 80 for Brady, a new comedy film that will focus on a group of friends, which also includes Jane Fonda, who go to see Brady and the New England Patriots, his team at the time, as they perform at the highest level in all of professional football at Super Bowl 51.
For those who don’t remember, Super Bowl 51 took place back in 2017 saw Brady and the New England Patriots defeat the Atlanta Falcons 34-28 in a nail biting overtime that was certainly a game for the NFL history books, earning Brady his fifth championship ring. The lead up to this Super Bowl in particular was big given the implications it had upon the future of Brady’s career and the subsequent impact that would have upon the NFL, with his decisions being an important variable for the game plan’s of virtually every team in the league. Brady built a dynasty while in New England and with that comes a myriad of things, chiefly among them though diehard fans who live and die by their team; now a group of those friends is set to be showcased in 80 for Brady. A comedy film being produced by Brady’s own company 199 Productions alongside Paramount Pictures, a group of Patriots fans composed of Jane LaFonda, Lily Tomlin, Rita Moreno and Sally Field get the incredibly lucky chance to go see Brady and company do what they do best in Super Bowl 51. Further details remain unclear at the moment, but that is certainly an impressive cast backed by even more talent in Kyle Marvin and Michael Colvino writing the script with Marvin set to direct. It should be interesting to see how Brady’s first real foray into film goes for him as more details about 80 for Brady emerge in the coming weeks.
The Super Bowl is a massive event in American culture annually virtually regardless of whether or not you watch another NFL game besides it all season. Some of us attend parties with our friends and family, others bet money on the big game in hopes of coming up as big as its winner; others are phanatical though, and go to the extent, and quite further, that 80 for Brady is seemingly hoping to highlight. It should be interesting to see what the packed cast and crew comes up with, with 80 for Brady on Hollywood’s horizon as it begins production.