According to a rumour from Deadline, actor and comedian Will Ferrell will take on the starring role in a future movie on NFL legend John Madden.
David O. Russell, a five-time Oscar nominee who also directed the critically praised movie “Silver Linings Playbook” among other films, will helm the picture “Madden.”
The movie is anticipated to discuss Madden’s tenure as Raiders head coach, his work as a television broadcaster, and how he came to be the driving force behind one of the most well-known video game franchises ever.
Ferrell has prior experience playing sports personalities in motion pictures. He has appeared in a number of sports-themed films, including “Semi-Pro” and “Talladega Nights.”