Terry Bradshaw and J.K. Simmons have joined the cast of the upcoming comedy Bastards starring Owen Wilson and Ed Helms, according to Yahoo.
The news arm of the website reports that Bradshaw and the Whiplash standout will be two of the potential father figures for Wilson and Helms, who play two brothers on a search for their “famous biological dad.”
Terry Bradshaw will not have to stretch very much in his part because he will be playing himself.
Bastards will be the directorial debut of Larry Sher, who previously won acclaim as the cinematographer on The Hangover. While the movie will start shooting in September, you probably shouldn’t expect it until sometime next year.
In the meantime, if you just can’t get enough of veteran QB Bradshaw’s film endeavors, here are three previous outings you may want to check out starring the former Pittsburgh Steelers frontman, who took his team to four Super Bowl victories in the 1970s.
Synopsis from IMDb: Sonny Hooper (Burt Reynolds), Hollywood’s greatest stuntman, deals with his relationship with the daughter of his mentor, a challenge from a young stuntman who idolizes him, and the egomaniacal director of his latest movie. He ultimately attempts to perform a record-breaking jump over a gorge in a rocket-propelled car.
The Cannonball Run
Again this time Terry Bradshaw played a supporting role to then-superstar Burt Reynolds. The synopsis: “A wide variety of eccentric competitors participate in a wild and illegal cross-country car race.” Bradshaw, again, not stretching it much, plays a character named “Terry.”
Failure to Launch
A thirtysomething slacker suspects his parents are setting him up with his dream girl so he’ll finally move out of the house. Bradshaw, here, plays an actual character — Matthew McConaughey’s father, married to Kathy Bates — and he’s known for doing his first nude scene if that’s something you are interested in seeing.
Bradshaw’s latest role in Bastards is a welcome change of pace from some of the publicity that he picked up last year when he decided not to go to the funeral of his legendary head coach Chuck Noll from the Steelers’ dynasty years.
In 2003, Terry Bradshaw had detailed some of the struggles between him and Noll, saying in an interview with Ed Couchette that Noll was “a good man.”
“The picture becomes clear when you retire. Chuck’s plan for me, the way he coached me and treated me, it was tough love. I didn’t understand it, but I understand it now and I appreciate it…. We probably can all say things now we wouldn’t dare say before: I love him and care for him.”
Even so, Terry Bradshaw did not attend any of the memorials associated with Noll, and it caused a furor among Steelers fans.
As for his film career, don’t expect much beyond Bastards as his IMDb page doesn’t show anything beyond 2009. Are you a Terry Bradshaw fan, and will you be checking him out in this comedy when it drops sometime next year?
[Image via Failure to Launch c/o Complex]