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Flacco is Johnny Unitas


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Joe Unitas tells the Baltimore Sun that Joe Flacco has agreed to don the Colts uniform and play the role of John Unitas.

“Obviously, the Baltimore ties are very important to me,” Unitas said. “I think it’s great that Joe just won the Super Bowl with the Ravens and was Most Valuable Player in the game. A lot of the way Joe plays and his demeanor reminds me a lot of my dad. He’s not a rah-rah guy. He throws a touchdown and maybe there’s a little fist pump. He understands his job is all about winning and he does a phenomenal job leading the offense and the team and obviously they’ve developed a lot of trust after becoming a champion. He’s an awesome teammate and great leader of the team.

“He does things the right way and is a good role model for kids and he gets what hard work is and does everything he can for the team. There are a lot of parallels that can be drawn between Joe and my dad. My production team is very fortunate and thankful that he’s dedicated to help us and play my dad. I know he doesn’t do a lot of things away from the game, and football players’ time off in the offseason is very valuable. For him to take time away and commit to doing this is very humbling.”



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The projected budget is $12.8 million, and proceeds will be donated to USA Football and Gridiron Greats. Joe Unitas co-wrote the script, which is based on Tom Callahan’s biography Johnny U: The Life and Times of Johnny Unitas.

More information about the film, titled Unitas We Stand, is available at the film’s official website.




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St Augustine
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can he act at all?





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KingRanch
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This will be horrible.







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Zamoro10
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Sports movies always have the worst budget.

Only thing more cheaply made are Christian sports movies.






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wildtigercat93
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i hope this is a joke





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tigerpimpbot
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He will look like a natural sporting the flat top.





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tduecen
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Joe Unitas (pictured), Johnny’s son by his second marriage, co-wrote the script for the movie and is delighted to have Flacco on board. But John Unitas Jr., Johnny’s son by his first marriage, ripped the choice of Flacco in an interview with USA Today.

“They’re trying to do anything on the coattails of my father’s name,” John Jr. said. “It’s like prostituting yourself. My father would have nothing to do with it. It makes me angry, but there’s nothing I can do about it until they slip up. If they start selling some things with Johnny Unitas on it, then I have legal recourse.”

John Jr. also called his half-brother “a turd” and called Flacco a “goofball.” That’s probably not the kind of publicity Flacco was hoping for when he agreed to play the part of one of the greatest players in NFL history.



Hell of a way to start






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GABlueDog
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He is just doing the football scenes...no real acting required.





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