The seven-time Super Bowl champion will produce and appear in the new movie “80 for Brady,” which is led by an equally impressive cast: Academy Award-nominee Lily Tomlin, Academy Award-winner Jane Fonda, Academy Award-winner Rita Moreno and Academy Award-winner Sally Field.
The movie is inspired by the true story of four best friends and New England Patriots fans who take a life-changing trip to Super Bowl LI to see their hero, Tom Brady, play and the chaos that ensues as they navigate the wilds of the biggest sporting event in the country.
Not only is there plenty of fodder for comedy, but there’s also built in drama, since the 2017 football game at NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas was one of the greatest moments in the quarterback’s career — and in Super Bowl history — as Brady brought the Patriots back from a 25-point deficit to beat the Atlanta Falcons and claim his fifth ring.
The film is directed by Kyle Marvin (star of “WeCrashed” and co-writer and star of “The Climb”), who co-wrote the latest script with Michael Covino, based off a draft by Emily Halpern & Sarah Haskins (“Booksmart”). Marvin and Covino will also executive produce under their Watch This Ready banner, alongside Jeff Stott.
Endeavor Content negotiated the acquisition deal and developed the film with Brady and Gigliotti.Brady is represented by WME and Latham & Watkins; Gigliotti is represented by Paul Hastings.
Marvin and Covino are represented by UTA and Kimberly Jaime and Michael Auerbach of Jackoway Austen Tyerman Wertheimer Mandelbaum Morris Bernstein Trattner & Klein; Haskins and Halpern are represented by UTA, Rise Management and Sloane Offer Weber & Dern;
Tomlin is represented by WME; Fonda is represented by CAA, Untitled Entertainment and Hirsch Wallerstein Hayum Matlof & Fishman; Moreno is represented by Innovative Artists and John Ferguson; Field is represented by UTA, Anonymous Content and Hansen, Jacobson, Teller, Hoberman, Newman.