Robert De Niro Set To Play Vince Lombardi In Upcoming ESPN Film

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Eric Roth to Finalize Script
Tribeca Productions Joins ESPN Films, Andell Entertainment, and the NFL to Produce Film

Academy Award-winning actor Robert De Niro is attached to play legendary coach Vince Lombardi in the theatrical motion picture "LOMBARDI" being developed by ESPN Films, Andell Entertainment, and the NFL.
Additionally, Academy Award-winning screenwriter Eric Roth (Forrest Gump, The Good Shepherd) has come on board the project which will chronicle Lombardi during the years he transformed the Green Bay Packers from the worst team in the National Football League into five-time NFL champions.

The producing group of ESPN Films, Andell Entertainment, the NFL, and Chris Olsen will be joined by De Niro and Jane Rosenthal’s Tribeca Productions.
ESPN/Andell have Lombardi’s life story rights through his estate and Vincent Lombardi, Jr. as well as the rights to the renowned sports book Instant Replay written by former Packer great Jerry...

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