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Turturro takes turn as Cosell in ‘Mayhem’

TNT pic to follow the birth of ABC's Monday Night Football

John Turturro (Quiz Show, Barton Fink) is set to star as legendary sportscaster Howard Cosell in the Turner Network Television Original film, ‘Monday Night Mayhem.’

Other thesps recently cast include; Patti LuPone (Summer of Sam, Driving Miss Daisy) as Emmy Cosell, John Heard (Home Alone, The Pelican Brief) as ABC Sports prexy Roone Arledge, Eli Wallach (The Godfather Part III) as ABC prexy Leonard Goldenson, Nick Turturro (NYPD Blue) as Monday Night Football director Chet Forte and Brad Beyer (The General’s Daughter) as Don Meredith.

The film, which will be produced by Leslie Greif and helmed by Ernest R. Dickerson, tells the story of the launch and impact of ABC’s Monday Night Football.

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