Saturday, June 15, 2024

Tom Brady Movie with Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin Brings in Rita Moreno, Sally Field for 2 Other Big Names


Big news today about a Tom Brady movie. Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin, of “Grace and Frankie” fame, are toplining the comedy about four friends who are huge Brady fans and go on a road trip to see him.

Brady will play himself in the movie and be a producer on the film. “80 for Brady” will be directed by Kyle Marvin, who also co-wrote the script with Michael Covino. DOnna Gigliotti, of “Silver Linings Playbook” and “Shakespeare in Love,” is the producer along with Brady and Endeavor Content.

Added to the cast are Sally Field and Rita Morena. Yes, 90 year old Rita Moreno, of “West Side Story” fame, is in this movie. She’s hot as a pistol.

Field is old friends with Fonda. She’s perfect in this quad of pals.

But here’s a little exclusive: I’m told that the original quad started with Fonda, Tomlin, plus Carol Burnett and Julie Andrews. In the fall, this looked like the cast. But in the history of deals in Hollywood, changes happen all the time. It would have been nice to see Burnett and Andrews, who themselves are old pals. But Field and Moreno are A list.

So here we go with Tom Brady, movie producer and part time movie producer.


Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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