Super Bowl LI between the New England Patriots and Atlanta Falcons went down in history for being the most spectacular comeback in an NFL championship game and for being the first and only one to be decided in OT. Now, the story of that game becomes part of a romantic comedy starring four veteran Hollywood actresses.
Titled ’80 for Brady’, the film tells the story of four veteran girlfriends who get together to go to the Super Bowl and cheer on their favorite player, Tom Brady, of course.
Inspired by a true story
Lily Tomlin, Rita Moreno, Jane Fonda and Sally Field star in the film, which is “inspired by the true story of four best friends who live life to the fullest when they take a trip to the 2017 Super Bowl LI to see their hero Tom Brady play.”
The film, directed by Kyle Marvin, will be released on February 3, and also features performances by Guy Fieri, Bob Balaban, Glynn Turman, Ron Funches, Jimmy O. Yang and Harry Hamlin.
Tomlin, 83, commented on the story: “I had seen a video in which one of the women got a call from Tom Brady to tell her that his grandson had pitched the idea to his agent and that he liked the story so much that he was going to make a movie about their adventure.”
They were impressed by TB12’s personality
Jane Fonda noted to People that she was impressed by Brady himself. “He was so sweet and generous and humble,” she commented, and was seconded by Tomlin:
“He has an incredibly sweet character. He’s sensitive and tries to make people feel comfortable,” she assured.
Brady himself commented to People: “The opportunity to work alongside these four incredibly talented women has truly been a once-in-a-lifetime experience,” he said.
“Not only are they true professionals and experts at their craft, but they are even better people, and it was an honor to be on set with them,” he added.