Will Ferrell is set to star as NFL legend John Madden in an upcoming movie based on the player, coach, and commentator. It will hail from director David O. Russell. The movie is set to called ‘Madden’ and will be from a screen play by Russell and Cambron Clark.
“A Prime Video Sports Original, Madden tells the story of one of the larger-than-life personalities to grace an NFL sideline. All Madden ever wanted was to be a head coach and he was one of the best ever,” reads the logline for the film. “After winning the Super Bowl, the stress of the job began to destroy him. It forced him away from his dream job, and the film focuses on his friendship with Oakland Raiders owner Al Davis, and how Madden found a second act that made him far more famous. ”