The cast of ‘Fantasy Football’ is getting more star-studded. Power’s Omari Hardwick, Kelly Rowland, and Rome Flynn will join Marsai Martin as the stars of the new movie.
‘Fantasy Football’ Cast gets more Star-Studded
‘Fantasy Football’ follows 16-year-old Callie Coleman, played by Martin, who discovers she can control her father, Bobby Coleman’s football prowess on the field. Coleman will be played by Hardwick. She can do this by playing EA Sports Madden NFL game.
Kelly Rowland will play Callie’s mother, Kiesha Coleman, while Flynn will play Bobby’s rookie rival, Anderson Fisher.
The Nickelodeon and Awesomeness Films project will begin filming this month in Atlanta, Georgia.
NFL Films and EA Sports have worked in tandem to provide expertise in the production of the movie. As of right now, the live-action movie is set to premiere later this year on Paramount+.
Emmy nominee Anton Cropper will direct while Emmy winners Dan Gurewitch and David Young will write. The film is based on an original screenplay by Richard T. Jones, Jeremy Loethen, and Tim Ogletree.
Rounding out the cast are Elijah Richardson (as Nate), Hanani Taylor (Kayla), Abigail Killmeier (Margot), Tyla Harris (Zoey), and Isac Ivan (Oliver). NFL Hall of Famer Tony Gonzalez will also appear in the movie. After retiring from football, Gonzalez first became an analyst before pursuing acting.
The NAACP Image Award-winning director Cropper stated that he is excited to be working alongside EA and the NFL to provide a fun family film.
In addition to starring in the film, Marsai Martin will serve as a producer. She and Joshua Martin will produce under their Genius Entertainment banner and in partnership with LeBron James and Maverick Carter’s Springhill Company.
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