- Tom Brady is jumping into the film industry with the launch of his new production company, 199 Productions.
- He will partner with the Russo brothers, famous for directing the Marvel franchise.
- The name of his company is a nod to the beginning of his NFL career.
Tom Brady is officially making the transition from sports to Hollywood. In an Instagram post on Tuesday, the New England Patriots quarterback announced that he’s creating a production company called 199 Productions. The company will be produce documentaries, television series, and feature films; the name of his company is also a tribute to the beginning of his two-decade long football career.
“When I was in the 199th draft pick in 2000, I knew I needed to work hard to prove myself,” Brady wrote. “Launching a production company is no different … Stay tuned. Exciting times ahead, both on and off the field.”
For his first project, Brady will partner with the Russo brothers (the guys behind the ever-so popular Marvel franchise) and their studio AGBO Films for the production of Unseen Football, a documentary taking die-hard NFL fans into the “invisible realms of football, guided by the most successful quarterback in history,” Deadline reports. Gotham Chopra will direct the film, which will be “a love letter to [Brady’s] sport.”
“Tom is one of the most successful, iconic, and inspiring sports figures in history,” the Russos told Deadline of their partnership with Brady. “We want to bring his story, and the story of the game he loves, to the big screen in a way that gives audiences an experience of football that they’ve never had before.”
The six-time Super Bowl winner is not the first major athlete hoping to make a mark on Hollywood. In 2018, Lebron James moved to LA after signing a four-year contract to play for the Lakers while also working on expanding his production company, SpringHill Entertainment. Maybe there’s a chance that we’ll see Brady do the same thing and play for a California-based football team (like the Los Angeles Chargers) since he’s becoming a free agent on March 17?