We are getting a new family sports comedy film coming to Paramount+ on November 25th in Fantasy Football as Marsai Martin, Omari Hardwick, Kelly Rowland, Rome Flynn, Elijah Richardson, Hanani Taylor, Abigail Killmeier, Tyla Harris and Isac Ivan star. While Nickelodeon and company having a closer relationship with the NFL this makes perfect sense for a film as they have the support of EA Sports, the Atlanta Falcons and Mercedes-Benz Stadium so that the film can feel realistic. The film will have Callie discovering that she can magically control her father by playing the Madden video game and all of a sudden her father who plays for the Atlanta Falcons is now a superstar. With the playoffs coming though there is going to be a lot going on and can everyone keep the magic secret as they come together as a family.
So many times we don’t get official licenses and this is where this is really going to connect to kids and their families as Fantasy Football will feel a bit more real, as real as a film about a magically controlled football player can. It is also a great release time as the season will be in full swing in the NFL and the holiday a few days away. Looking forward to watching this one with the family.
“FANTASY FOOTBALL,” STARRING MARSAI MARTIN, OMARI HARDWICK, KELLY ROWLAND AND ROME FLYNN TO PREMIERE NOVEMBER 25, EXCLUSIVELY ON PARAMOUNT+
Paramount+ Original Film Is Produced by Nickelodeon Films in Partnership with The SpringHill Company and Genius Entertainment
Directed by Anton Cropper and Produced in Association with NFL Films and with the Support of EA SPORTS™, the Atlanta Falcons and Mercedes-Benz Stadium
Paramount+ today announced that its upcoming family sports comedy FANTASY FOOTBALL will exclusively premiere on the service beginning Friday, November 25 in the U.S., Canada, U.K., Australia and next year in additional international territories where Paramount+ is available.
Starring and produced by Marsai Martin (“Little”), joined by Omari Hardwick (“Army of the Dead,” “Pieces of Her”), Kelly Rowland (“American Soul”) and Rome Flynn (“How to Get Away with Murder”), the comedic family sports fantasy film also stars Elijah Richardson, Hanani Taylor, Abigail Killmeier, Tyla Harris and Isac Ivan.
In this hilarious and heartwarming father-daughter sports fantasy, everything changes when Callie A. Coleman (Marsai Martin) discovers she can magically control her father, Bobby’s (Omari Hardwick) performance on the football field. When Callie plays as her dad, a running back for the Atlanta Falcons, in EA SPORTS Madden NFL 23, Bobby is transformed from a fumblitis-plagued journeyman to a star running back bound for superstardom alongside his daughter and wife Keisha (Kelly Rowland). With the NFL Playoffs looming and the pressures of Callie’s new commitment to her friends on the robotics team mounting, the two must forge ahead to keep the magic a secret as they juggle the highs and lows of their newfound success, all as they rediscover what it really means to be a family.
FANTASY FOOTBALL is produced in partnership with The SpringHill Company’s Emmy award-winning studio team founded by LeBron James and Maverick Carter and Genius Entertainment, spearheaded by Marsai Martin, Joshua Martin and Carol Martin. Produced in association with NFL Films and with the support of EA SPORTS™, the Atlanta Falcons and Mercedes-Benz Stadium, the movie is directed by Anton Cropper, written by Zoe Marshall and Dan Gurewitch & David Young, and is based on an original screenplay by Richard T. Jones & Jeremy Loethen and Tim Ogletree. LeBron James, Spencer Beighley, Jamal Henderson, Marsai Martin, Joshua Martin and Timothy Bourne serve as producers. Maverick Carter, Jamila Jordan-Theus and Syrinthia Studer are executive producers.