Legendary Green Bay Packers coach Vince Lombardi has had a Broadway show and a documentary. Now he’ll be getting his own movie (maybe).
The picture will be produced by Legendary Pictures, which did the Jackie Robinson biopic 42.
J.C. Chandor is signed on to write and will also probably end up directing, according to Deadline. Chandor wrote and directed All is Lost, starring Robert Redford, and Margin Call, starring Kevin Spacey.
Both films did pretty well critically, so that’s probably something to be excited about.
Chandor has reportedly already started working on the script.
Now, if you think you’ve heard a story like this before, you have. Robert De Niro was supposed to star in a film about Lombardi that his Tribeca Productions would produce. That project was announced in 2009. The script, based on Jerry Kramer’s book Instant Replay, is finished.
But this is the way shit goes in Hollywood. A project gets announced and goes into some black hole somewhere because of one problem or another and sometimes never sees the light of day.
Here’s the thing not to be excited about with the latter picture. De Niro is reportedly out as an actor and they’re now looking at John Travolta to star.
Tony Manero as Vince Lombardi? I’ll pass.
fuckin get Dan Lauria to play the legend.
John Travolta? I fucking hate Hollywood. 99% of the time they butcher everything by twisting the truth, exaggerating shit, and injecting ass loads of drama.
I want Mel Gibson to play Vince. He’s bi-polar as fuck, too. I bet his portrayal of Vince would make his William Wallace character look like a pussy.
John fucking Travolta? Bobby DeNiro would have been perfect.
Oh well, it’s modern day Hollywood and given the growing War on Football being perpetuated from liberal elites, I’d not be surprised to see this movie become a smear piece about an alcoholic who neglected his kids in pursuit of winning a children’s game.
Lynn Dickey- Take your meds.