Will Ferrell could add another sports legend to his cast of characters.
According to to a report from DeadlineFerrell is on track to be cast as Hall of Fame coach and broadcaster John Madden in an upcoming Amazon/MGM feature film.
“Madden” is said to tell the story of one of professional football’s most important figures.
After ending his career as one of the NFL’s most successful head coaches, Madden went on to have an extensive career as one of the most popular and popular broadcasters. professional sports, while helping to develop the Madden video game series that remains one of the most popular video game series. successful video game franchise ever.
Madden died in December 2021 at the age of 85.
As reported by Deadline, the film will focus on Madden’s friendship with former Raiders owner Al Davis, as well as his popularity and post-coaching impact.
Ferrell has starred in many blockbuster movies and is also known for impersonating another sports announcement legend during his time on Saturday Night Live.
During his time on SNL, he played former Chicago Cubs announcer Harry Caray in a parody.
He has also starred in a number of sports-themed films including Talladega Nights and Blades of Glory.
The role of Madden in this genre of feature film will almost certainly have a different feel and approach.
The film is said to have been in the works for a while but no official release date or timeline has been set.