Check out the first look of Fantasy Football starring Marsai Martin, Omari Hardwick, Kelly Rowland, and Rome Flynn. The upcoming feature family film also stars Elijah Richardson, Hanani Taylor, Abigail Killmeier, Tyla Harris, and Isac Ivan.
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Anton Copper is directing Fantasy Football which follows 16-year-old Callie Coleman (Martin), who discovers that she can control her professional football player dad Bobby Coleman’s (Hardwick) prowess on the field through EA Sports’ Madden NFL.
When Callie plays as her dad, a running back for the Atlanta Falcons, in EA SPORTS Madden NFL 23, Bobby is transformed from a fumblitis-plagued journeyman to a star running back bound for superstardom alongside his daughter and wife Keisha (Rowland). With the NFL Playoffs looming and the pressures of Callie’s new commitment to her friends on the robotics team mounting, the two must forge ahead to keep the magic a secret as they juggle the highs and lows of their newfound success, all as they rediscover what it really means to be a family.
Flynn portraying Bobby’s rookie archival, Anderson Fisher.
Fantasy Football will exclusively premiere on Paramount+ beginning Friday, November 25 in the U.S., Canada, U.K., Australia and next year in additional international territories where Paramount+ is available.
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Dan Gurewitch & David Young wrote the most recent draft of the script, which was based on an original screenplay by Richard T. Jones & Jeremy Loethen and Tim Ogletree.
LeBron James, Spencer Beighley and Jamal Henderson are producing for the SpringHill Company, with Marsai Martin and Joshua Martin of Genius Entertainment and Timothy Bourne. Carol Martin and Jamila Jordan-Theus are exec producing for Genius Entertainment.
It is Produced in association with NFL Films and with the support of EA SPORTS™, the Atlanta Falcons and Mercedes-Benz Stadium. LeBron James, Spencer Beighley, Jamal Henderson, Marsai Martin, Joshua Martin and Timothy Bourne serve as producers. Maverick Carter, Jamila Jordan-Theus and Syrinthia Studer are executive producers.