Joe Flacco is about to enter the world of acting. The Super Bowl winning quarterback will play Johnny Unitas in a new biopic, Unitas We Stand.
Flacco, who recently signed a $120 million contract following his Super Bowl, will soon be stepping in front of a movie camera. According to the LA Times, the Baltimore Ravens QB will star in a new movie based on the Tom Callahan book “Johnny U: The Life And Times Of Johnny Unitas.”
Joe Unitas, who co-wrote the screenplay and is co-producing the movie, said that Flacco’s playing style and personality were very similar to his father’s.
Joe told the LA Times: “A lot of the way Joe plays and his demeanor reminds me a lot of my dad … He’s not a rah-rah guy. He throws a touchdown and maybe there’s a little fist pump … He does things the right way and is a good role model for kids and he gets what hard work is and does everything he can for the team. There are a lot of parallels that can be drawn between Joe and my dad.”
Joe said that production will start this July and will last for about three months. The movie will be filmed around Flacco’s schedule with the Ravens.
Flacco, who isn’t exactly known for being Mr. personality, said in a statement: “I’m excited and honored by the opportunity to play Johnny Unitas.”
What do you think about Joe Flacco playing Johnny Unitas? Do you think Flacco has what it takes to be a movie star?
According to SB Nation, Flacco won’t have to do to much acting for the film. The Ravens quarterback will by playing Unitas during the 1958 Championship Game and will spend most of his screen time in a helmet.