Not even Hollywood could script it, right? Well now they can.
The New England Patriots’ Super Bowl LI comeback will actually be scripted into a book and a film.
Anita Busch of Deadline reported on Wednesday that a book and film will be coming out that will be centered around Patriots quarterback Tom Brady and their comeback victory over the Atlanta Falcons in Super Bowl 51:
A new book and feature film project about Tom Brady, who has won more Super Bowls than any quarterback in NFL history, is on its way. Paul Tamasy and Eric Johnson, the writers behind Disney’s The Finest Hours who were nominated for an Oscar for The Fighter, and New York Times bestselling author Casey Sherman are RE-TEAMING.
Joining up with them is Boston journalist Dave Wedge, who was Sherman’s co-author on Boston Strong. Tamasy and Johnson used the book as part of their source material the basis for Patriots Day, which they got story by credit on and also executive produced.
In addition to chronicling Tom Brady’s come-from-behind win in Super Bowl LI, there will also be references to the controversy surrounding Tom Brady and the Deflategate debacle in 2014, which ultimately cost Tom Brady the first four games of the 2016-17 season and stripped the New England Patriots of their first round pick.
The book will reference Deflategate as Brady’s “fall form grace” and then his triumphant return to lead the Patriots to his fifth Super Bowl victory. The victory that many believe cemented Brady and Belichick’s legacy as the top quarterback and head coach in NFL history.
The writers already have reached out to several sources inside the Patriots locker room to provide a first-hand look at what went on behind the scenes in a Super Bowl that had everyone on the edge of their seats.
The game, which the Patriots won 34-28, drew comparisons to other iconic moments in sports history such as Muhammad Ali’s win over George Foreman in the 1974 “Rumble in the Jungle.”
Tamasy and Johnson also recently penned a screenplay about the 5,000-to-1 underdog Leicester City, who’s micraclous run to the English Premier League title was too good to be true.