Robert De Niro is one of the finest actors of our time. Heck, he is one of the finest method actors of any time. Sure he has had his share of flops in terms of movie choices in recent years, but his classic roles in movies (Raging Bull, This Boy’s Life, The Deer Hunter, Good Fellahs, Mean Streets, The Godfather II, Casino, Awakenings, Heat, Taxi Driver, etc.) transcend his other performances and allows audiences a glimpse into his greatness. He is widely respected for the time, development, and dedication he puts into his characters.
We can expect De Niro’s next majestic performance to be in the upcoming motion picture Lombardi, in which he tackles the role of the legendary coach. The movie will depict the early years of Vince Lombardi and chronicle his successes as head coach of the Green Bay Packers.
An icon portraying an icon? How appropriate.
ESPN Films, Andell Entertainment, and the NFL are collaborating to ensure that the movie is a success, and guess when they plan to release it? The weekend between the AFC/NFC Championship games and the Super Bowl next year.
How fitting that a movie chronicling the Green Bay Packers rise to prominence as an NFL dynasty is planned to be released as the Packers chase a second consecutive championship. It's almost as if the NFL wants the Packers to return next year in attempts of building a new dynasty.
Rodgers and company surely won’t disappoint. Can you say destiny?