Marsai Martin Paramount+ Film ‘Fantasy Football’ Adds Kelly Rowland, Rome Flynn And Omari Hardwick
From Nickelodeon and Awesomeness Films, the film is set to debut on Paramount+ later this year. The film is also from LeBron James’ The SpringHill Company and Martin’s own Genius Entertainment. It begins filming this month in Atlanta. NFL Films and EA SPORTS™ have also signed on to provide “expertise on various aspects related to the film’s production.”
Kelly Rowland set to play Marsai Martin’s mother in a new movie. In the movie, Martin plays 16-year-old Callie A. Coleman. Who discovers she can control her professional football player dad on the field using the EA Sports Madden NFL game.
Omari Hardwick will play her father, Bobby Coleman. Additionally, Rome Flynn stars as Bobby Coleman’s rival Anderson Fisher. Both NFL Films and EA Sports have boarded the project to offer expertise during production. Set to begin production this month in Atlanta. The movie itself is to premiere on Paramount+ later this year.
Elijah Richardson, Hanani Taylor, Abigail Killmeier, Tyla Harris, Isac Ivan, and NFL Hall of Famer Tony Gonzalez also have roles in the project.
Cropper said in a statement “I am so excited to be working with such a talented and supportive group. Fantasy Football is a culmination of the adrenaline of the NFL and the fun of EA Sports Madden NFL. With the heart of a father-daughter relationship,” director Anton Cropper expressed. “As the father of a teenage daughter, I can’t wait to sit down and watch this with her. Everything a great film is supposed to be.”
Anton Cropper is directing. Written by Dan Gurewitch & David Young. Based on an original screenplay by Richard T. Jones & Jeremy Loethen and Tim Ogletree.
Other cast members include Elijah Richardson as Nate, Hanani Taylor as Kayla, Abigail Killmeier as Margot, Tyla Harris as Zoey, and Isac Ivan as Oliver
SpringHill’s LeBron James is producing alongside Spencer Beighley & Jamal Henderson. Marsai Martin and Joshua Martin of Genius Entertainment.
Carol Martin and Jamila Jordan-Theus serve as executive producers for Genius Entertainment.
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