DATELINE: Patriot Movie Updates
Tom Brady needs a better publicity agent. This week the Atlanta Zoo made good on a bet against a Rhode Island zoo. The loser would have to name a baby animal after a notable Patriot player.
Tom, of course, seems right for the honor. So, the new born baby hissing cockroach is now baptized Tom Brady.
On the other hand, Malcolm Butler’s agent, Derek Simpson, is working hard for his client and himself.
He just sold the rights to the life story of Butler to a movie producer. Many likely titles will be proposed for the film script, from The Butler Did It to Don’t Call Me Rhett. However, his agent revealed that its working title is “The Secondary.”
This is not a reference to coming in behind Tom in Super Bowl MVP voting.
A smart agent makes himself part of the deal, and part of the movie. So, Simpson’s tale of inspiration will feature how he negotiated that his client, working at Popeye’s Restaurant, be given a try-out by the Pats.
Butler went on to make the phenomenal interception on the goal line to win one Super Bowl in his rookie year. This season was just icing on Tom’s avocado ice cream.
Movies about Tom and Deflategate will never be given the green light without Tom’s cooperation—and so far, there is no other movie coming from the Patriots. Oh, wait, we forgot about Gronk’s forthcoming USA film, American Violence, or his work with the late Alan Thicke in The Clapper, or with Eric Roberts and Steve Bauer in Deported. His starring role in Divot, about golf, has yet to begin production.
No one can keep up with Gronk when it comes to movie rights.