New England Patriots Quaterback Tom Brady has been smokin’ hot for many years, having taken his football team to the Super Bowl seven times, winning five of them–a record for an NFL quarterback. It was only a matter of time before someone would want to make a movie about him.
In this case, a deal has just been made for both a book, called 12, written by Casey Sherman and Dave Wedge, and to be published in 2018, and a movie, produced by Ellen Goldsmith-Vein of The Gotham Group and written by Paul Tamasy and Eric Johnson.
Deadline had early details about the dual project which will reteam two of the Oscar-nominated screenwriters of The Fighter with Sherman, a New York Times bestselling author.
Sherman co-wrote Boston Strong with Wedge, which was used as source material for Tamasy and Johnson’s initial screenplay for Peter Berg’s Patriots Day. Sherman also wrote The Finest Hours, a book which Tamasy and Johnson then adapted into a Disney movie.
According to Deadline, both book and film will focus on Brady’s come-from-behind overtime win in the most recent Super Bowl in Houston on February 4, 2017, when the Patriots beat the Atlanta Falcons 34 to 28. They’ll also cover Brady’s fall-from-grace after the infamous 2014 Super Bowl “Deflategate.”
With five Super Bowl wins, the most of any quarterback in NFL history, the win at Super Bowl LI would cement Brady’s legacy.
Both of the screenwriters and the Gotham Group are repped by WME.
Edward Douglas | East Coast Editor