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Tom Brady Appears In Movie About Tom Brady— Fonda, Tomlin, Fields And Moreno Will Star
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Tom Brady Appears In Movie About Tom Brady— Fonda, Tomlin, Fields And Moreno Will Star

Topline
Tom Brady will produce and act in a movie about himself alongside actresses Jane Fonda, Sally Fields, Rita Moreno and Lily Tomlin, according to The Hollywood Reporter, one of the legendary quarterback’s first big moves since retiring from the NFL after 22 seasons in the league this month. 

Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots looks on before the preseason game between the New England … [+] Patriots and the Washington Redskins at Gillette Stadium on August 9, 2018 in Foxborough, Massachusetts.

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Key Facts

The movie, called 80 For Brady, is inspired by a true story and tells the tale of four best friends and New England Patriots fans, played by the iconic actresses, who take a road trip to see their favorite player, Brady, play in the 2017 Super Bowl. 

Brady was “deeply involved” with the inception of the project, according to THR. 

Key Background
Brady started his professional career with the Patriots and remained with the team until 2020, when he joined the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. When he announced his long-rumored retirement from the sport weeks ago, Brady said he wanted to “focus his energy” on other projects. In 2017, the Patriots defeated the Atlanta Falcons in the Super Bowl in what’s still known as the “28-3 game.” The game appeared to be a lock for the Falcons, who were leading the Pats by a whopping 25 points in the third quarter. But the Patriots turned around in the fourth quarter, blowing by the Falcons’ lead and ultimately winning 34-28. 80 For Brady will not be Brady’s first turn at acting. In 2015 he appeared as himself in Ted 2, and he has previously appeared on Entourage and in commercials. 

Tangent
The leading ladies of 80 For Brady are no strangers. Tomlin, 82, and Fonda, 84, starred in 9 to 5 together (alongside Dolly Parton) and have led the Netflix series Grace and Frankie since 2015. Fonda and Fields, 75, are close friends, and in 2019 Fields was arrested at a climate change protest organized by Fonda. Moreno, 90, has appeared on Grace and Frankie and starred in a TV spinoff of 9 to 5 in the 1980s. 

Further Reading
​​Tom Brady Officially Announces Retirement After News Leaked Days Earlier (Forbes)

Tom Brady May Be Retiring. Here’s How Much He’s Earned In His 22-Year NFL Career. (Forbes) 

Tom Brady Reportedly Hasn’t Made Up His Mind Up On Retirement (Forbes)

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