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Tom Brady Movie And Book In The Works; To Chronicle Athlete's Legacy, Comeback Win In Super Bowl 51

By Dan Niel , Feb 16, 2017 05:00 AM EST
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New England Patriots star quarterback, Tom Brady is getting a book and movie soon. The Brady book and film will follow the life of the athlete, including the Patriots' historic comeback win in the Super Bowl 51, as well as the team's struggles like the Deflategate debacle in 2014.

In an exclusive report in Deadline, it was revealed that Paul Tamasy and Eric Johnson, the brainchild behind Disney's "The Finest Hours" and New York Times bestselling author Casey Sherman are going to team up for the projects. They will also be joined by Boston journalist Dave Wedge, who was the co-author of Sherman's book titled "Boston Stong." Both of Sherman and Wedge also previously worked with Tamasy and Johnson for different films.

The book and movie will follow Tom Brady's legacy as New England Patriots starting quarterback, and of course, Patriots' head coach Bill Belichick, who is considered one of the top coaches in NFL history. At 39, Brady has the record of the quarterback with most wins in Super Bowl with five out of seven victories, all of them while playing for a single team. He has also led his team to more titles than any quarterback in NFL history.

The production will tap sources from the Patriots' locker room to have first-hand information of the behind the scenes of Super Bowl 51. The game put the Patriots' fans on the edge with an 18-point deficit in the first half. However, New England turned the tables around and claimed a miraculous victory at 34-28 in the first ever overtime in Super Bowl history. The game was regarded as one of the most iconic moments in sports.

It will also feature the team's struggles such as the Deflategate controversy in 2014, in which the team was alleged to deliberately underinflate the footballs used in the AFC. This led to Brady's suspension for four games. It will also follow the quarterback's return to lead the Patriots to his fifth world championship.

Meanwhile, Tom Brady revealed he is nowhere near retirement and will keep playing for several more years after his fifth Super Bowl victory "I'd like to play until my mid-40s," the athlete said according to Daily Telegraph.

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