Will Ferrell Reportedly To Play NFL’s John Madden In New Movie

Comedian Will Ferrell famously played a Spartan cheerleader on SNL but never a coach. Until now!

Will Ferrell is set to take on the role of NFL legend John Madden is an upcoming movie directed by David O. Russell. Madden will be produced by Amazon and MGM and is expected to tell the story of John Madden throughout his NFL career, from coach to broadcaster to video game namesake. Giants co-owner Steve Tisch is expected to be an executive producer on the film.

Ferrell has a history of starring in sports movies, as he headlined comedies Talladega NightsKicking & Screaming, Semi-Pro and Blades of Glory. The movie will also be directed by David O. Russell, who directed Silver Linings Playbook. Let’s remember our favorite cheerleader here:

Spartan Cheerleaders at Tryouts – SNL – Bing video