Tom Brady’s new film might not have the budget of the next Marvel blockbuster, but the film will feature an epic team that football fans haven’t seen since 2017.
Brady shared in a recent interview diversity that his upcoming movie 80 for Brady, will reunite him with Julian Edelman, Danny Amendola and the recently retired Rob Gronkowski, who teamed with ex-Patriots QB during his 20 seasons in New England. The trio will play themselves in supporting roles as part of a cast led by Brady, Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin, Sally Field and Rita Moreno.
“We’ve been in a lot of battles together,” said Brady, who also revealed that he recruited Edelman, Amendola and Gronk for the film. “We’ve never been on a movie set together, but once we were there, it felt like we were back in the dressing room. Every time I involve my friends in things I do, I enjoy it a lot more.”
The film, which was announced in February shortly after Brady’s brief retirement, tells the story of a group of friends (Fonda, Tomlin, Field, Moreno) who venture to Houston to claim the seven-time Super Bowl winner Ring No. 5 at Super Bowl LI in 2017. The on-camera reunion marks the first time since 2019 that Brady, who will star and produce in the film, has donned his old Patriots uniform, and the first time he has done so alongside Gronk , Edelman and Amendola has been doing since the Pats’ legendary comeback win over the Falcons.
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As news of the cameos made the rounds on social media, Brady took to Twitter on Thursday to post a picture of the foursome smiling on set. The Buccaneers QB also playfully teased the idea of the crew reuniting in real life.
“BREAKING NEWS: No just kidding we got the band back together to shoot 80 for Brady,” he tweeted. Aside from Gronk’s recent retirement, which closes the door to an NFL meeting, Edelman, 36, retired in 2021 while Amendola, 36, is currently a free agent after spending last season with the Texans.
While Patriots fans wishing to see the movie magic come to life might be disappointed, the cameos should at least evoke fond memories of the quartet’s New England days. During his five seasons under coach Bill Belichick, the club won two Super Bowl rings in three games and played in five AFC Championship games from 2013-’17.
With the days of preparing for Foxborough training camp behind them, Brady and his gang could add to their list of past accomplishments with your help 80 for Brady score with audiences at the box office. Directed by Kyle Marvin, the Paramount Pictures road trip comedy is slated for release in 2023.
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