Ethan Hawke to Play Brett Favre in Upcoming Film
I like to make a daily scan of the various press release services, because once in awhile you get a scoop on a blockbuster announcement like this one – at least for Packer fans:
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Principal Photography for “Training Camp,” a feature-length film starring Ethan Hawke, will begin at M.M. Roberts Stadium in Hattiesburg, Mississippi.
In the film Ethan Hawke plays Brett Favre, former quarterback of the Green Bay Packers and New York Jets. The storyline begins immediately after the Green Bay Packers’ loss to the Denver Broncos in Superbowl XXXII and carries through the end of the 2008 NFL football season.
For this film Pantamount had been given unprecedented access to NFL facilities across the country during the 2008 season, including access to New York Jets’ locker rooms during pre-game and post-game as well as private player-coach meetings. Full access was also granted to the substantial video libraries at NFL Films, allowing Pantamount to create the most historically accurate and exciting film about a current football legend.
Coinciding with the start of principal photography, Dunder Mifflin will be publishing a one-time-only platinum retrospective of Brett Favre’s illustrious career, including photographs, press articles and quotes from Favre himself and his teammates through the years.
I was able to get a small screen capture from a promotional piece for the movie, and it looks like Ethan Hawke will again be paired up with Denzel Washington as they were in the movie that won Washington an Oscar: Training Day. A curious casting choice, but perhaps fitting given the tumultuous relationship Favre had with current Packers General Manager Ted Thompson, Washington will be playing the role of Thompson in this movie.
But this time around, when Thompson (Washington’s character) leaves Favre (Hawke’s character) with a bunch of (football) thugs, there’s no getting out of it. Favre totally gets his shit pushed in.
Beeg time, bro.