The first trailer for “80 For Brady” from Paramount is like a Super Bowl ad for legendary comedians. It features a who’s who of famous people from pop culture. That includes “Grace and Frankie” co-stars Lily Tomlin and Jane Fonda, who are getting back together for the first time since the end of their popular Netflix show in April.
They are working with Sally Field and Rita Moreno on a strange movie about a road trip that takes place during the NFL season. The movie is directed by Kyle Marvin, who you may know from the cast of “WeCrashed” on AppleTV+. Someone named Tom Brady, who we’re told is an athlete, also stars in the movie.
Even so, “80 for Brady” looks like a pretty silly and fun time, whether you like the New England Patriots or the actresses listed above.
“80 for Brady” is based on the true story of four senior women who all went to Houston in 2017 to watch Brady and the Patriots play the Atlanta Falcons in Super Bowl LI. The Patriots won, even though the Falcons had a 28–3 lead midway through the fourth quarter.
Brady co-stars in the movie with the women, and he and his old teammates Julian Edelman, Rob Gronkowski, and Danny Amendola from that championship team also make appearances.
The movie isn’t so much about the sports story that you might think it would be about. Instead, it’s about how four long-time friends live out their dream of seeing Brady in uniform. Tomlin told People in a recent interview that she saw a video of the star QB calling one of the women to say that he loved the idea of a movie about their lives. This is how the movie came to be.
Tomlin said, “Her grandson told his agent about the idea, and his agent was so interested in the story that he was going to make a movie about their adventure.” “I liked her a lot… Her wit and her kindness. I thought about what it would be like for my mother to get a call from Tom Brady and how excited she would be. Then I thought about how excited she would be to hear that a movie would be made.
“80 For Brady” also has a lot of famous guest stars, like Billy Porter, Rob Corddry, Alex Moffat, Guy Fieri, Harry Hamlin, Bob Balaban, Glynn Turman, Sara Gilbert, Jimmy O. Yang, Ron Funches, and Matt Lauria. Emily Halpern and Sarah Haskins wrote the script for the comedy (Marvin and Michael Angelo Covino worked on the rewrite).
The movie is going to be shown in theatres on February 3, 2023, thanks to Paramount. Watch the trailer down below.