A Tom Brady Movie Is In The Works
A story so compelling was probably always bound for the big-screen.
The New England Patriots defeated the Atlanta Falcons in Super Bowl LI to complete the biggest comeback in Super Bowl history. Tom Brady won his fifth Super Bowl and his fourth MVP. Now, this story, including all the controversy around Deflategate, is being made into a book that will be spun into a movie, according to Deadline.
Paul Tamasy and Eric Johnson, who received Oscar nominations for The Fighter, are writing the script alongside author Casey Sherman. Boston-based journalist Dave Wedge is working with them.
“The writers already have cultivated several sources inside the Patriots locker room to provide a first-hand look at what went on behind the scenes in a Super Bowl that had everyone on the edge of their seats,” Deadline reported.
Wedge told Entertainment Weekly: “When we’re looking for stories, we’re looking for these universal themes of overcoming odds and people using moments of adversity to inspire. The game that we just saw a couple of weeks ago really encapsulates who that guy is. … It’s made for a movie.”
There is no word yet on who would play Brady or any of the other key figures in the story. It sounds like very early days for the project.
The Deflategate situation and the stunning Super Bowl LI comeback are storylines so compelling that it was only a matter of time before a book and a movie were announced.