Tom Brady and Rob Gronkowski are Patriots again — at least, they will be on the big screen next year.
The former New England Patriots quarterback and his loyal tight end will be reunited in Paramount’s “80 for Brady,” a comedy that Brady is starring in and producing for a 2023 theatrical release. Along with Gronkowski, former New England wide receivers Danny Amendola and Julian Edelman will have cameo roles.
“80 for Brady” is based on the true story of four girlfriends in their ’80s who are lifelong Brady fans and travel to the Super Bowl to see him on the field. The four women are played by Sally Field, Jane Fonda, Rita Moreno and Lily Tomlin.
The movie is set in 2017, so Brady plays himself at the memorable Super Bowl LI, where he was named MVP after leading his team to the largest comeback victory in Super Bowl history. The Patriots overcame a 28-3 deficit over the Atlanta Falcons to win 34-28 in overtime, the only time in history a Super Bowl has been decided in extra time. Gronkowski, Amendola and Edelman were all part of that championship team.
“We’ve been part of a lot of battles together,” Brady said. “We’ve never been on a movie set together, but it felt like we were back in the locker room when we were there. Anytime I get my friends involved in things that I’m doing, it makes it that much more enjoyable for me.”
Brady played for the Patriots from 2000-2019, winning six Super Bowls with the team in 2002, 2004, 2005, 2015, 2017 and 2019. All four players overlapped on the team for a handful of years, with Gronkowski playing in New England from 2010-2018, Edelman from 2009-2020 and Amendola from 2013-2017.
“The costume team did an incredible job of keeping everything as authentic as possible,” Brady said. “They had amazing attention to detail, even matching old team locker room photos to make sure we were recreating the scenes exactly as they were.”
To recreate that 2017 season, Edelman even had to grow out his iconic bushy beard for the movie, Brady added.
“When Danny, Jules, Gronk and I were on set wearing our old uniforms, it was such a great flashback,” he said. “Like deja vu all over again.”
Brady produces “80 for Brady” through his content company 199 Productions, and the film is scheduled to hit theaters next year.