Baltimore Ravens QB will take the lead role in upcoming ‘Unitas we stand’ film about the former Baltimore Colts QB.
After winning the Super Bowl, MVP and earning the largest contract in NFL history, Joe Flacco is moving onto his next challenge, becoming a move star.
The Baltimore Sun reported that the Quarterback will portray the Hall of Fame Quarterback Johnny Unitas in the film ‘Unitas we stand’ a biopic about how the player changed the NFL.
The son of the late Unitas, Joe Unitas, explained why Flacco is the right choice for the role and draws parallels to his dad.
“Obviously, the Baltimore ties are very important to me,” Unitas said.
“I think it’s great that Joe just won the Super Bowl with the Ravens and was Most Valuable Player in the game. A lot of the way Joe plays and his demeanor reminds me a lot of my dad. He’s not a rah-rah guy. He throws a touchdown and maybe there’s a little fist pump.
“He understands his job is all about winning and he does a phenomenal job leading the offense and the team and obviously they’ve developed a lot of trust after becoming a champion. He’s an awesome teammate and great leader of the team.”
Flacco will perform all the action during the 1958 Championship game, for which Unitas turned into a National hero after his late game heroics, something the Flacco himself became famous for during this seasons playoffs.
While it is not uncommon for players to take part in cameo roles in films and TV spots, this may be one step too far for a player who’s dad has called him boring, and universally panned for his acting skills in Pizza Hut adverts.