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Marshawn Lynch is hitting the silver screen

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Marshawn Lynch became a $31 million man earlier this offseason and now he’s going to work with the six million man.

KING-5 TV in Seattle is reporting that Lynch has signed on to play a role in a movie that also stars Lee Majors, who played Steve Austin on television’s The Six Million Dollar Man in the 70s. The film is not about a Skittles-loving running back who occasionally slips into Beast Mode when running the football. It’s called Matt’s Chance and, per the report, it’s about “a mid-20-something cowboy who’s betrayed by his girlfriend” before slipping into a downward spiral.

The movie also stars Gary Busey, Margot Kidder (a.k.a. Lois Lane from the original Superman movies) and Edward Furlong of Terminator 2 fame. There’s no word on when filming will be completed or when the movie is expected to be released.

For the sake of the team’s future, someone with the Seahawks might want to reach out to Lynch to make sure he doesn’t spend too much time soaking up wisdom in Busey’s trailer during the shoot. That would not be a good move for his future as a running back or an actor.

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30 Responses to “Marshawn Lynch is hitting the silver screen”
  1. miamininer says: Mar 26, 2012 7:27 PM

    Ohhhhh ok I thought he was going to be the next Predator

  2. RavenzGunnerz says: Mar 26, 2012 7:30 PM

    OMG Lynch, don’t dare ware any hoodie.

  3. steelerhypocrite says: Mar 26, 2012 7:34 PM

    I figured he would star opposite Sean Payton in “Break your back Mountain”…

  4. numberoneinthehoodg says: Mar 26, 2012 7:34 PM

    Helluva cast. Who’s producing this? Seth McFarlane? Was Trey Parker busy?

  5. pacificnw7722 says: Mar 26, 2012 7:34 PM

    Let me guess……The Bionic man has to stop an out of control GEICO Caveman?!!

  6. backindasaddle says: Mar 26, 2012 7:35 PM

    Marshawn Lynch in a cowboy movie….really? Will he be wearing his gold “grill”?

  7. TeamBalco says: Mar 26, 2012 7:37 PM

    Marshawn is from Oakland. If he has to hold/shoot/pose with a forearm he should be a natural on camera.

  8. tfbuckfutter says: Mar 26, 2012 7:37 PM

    Aren’t most of the people in that movie dead?

  9. i, flounder says: Mar 26, 2012 7:42 PM

    the last time he hit something in the off season it was a pedestrian. step up.

  10. granadafan says: Mar 26, 2012 7:53 PM

    Those actors still have a career?

  11. larrybrown43 says: Mar 26, 2012 7:54 PM

    I smell Oscar for best straight to video movie release.

  12. babyhorsemorgan says: Mar 26, 2012 7:55 PM

    Wow, co-starring with Lee Majors, Gary Busey, Margot Kidder.

    Marshawn’s great grandparents will be thrilled.

  13. fumblenuts says: Mar 26, 2012 7:57 PM

    “It’s about “a mid-20-something cowboy who’s betrayed by his girlfriend” before slipping into a downward spiral.”

    A movie about Tony Romo?

  14. nfl1818 says: Mar 26, 2012 8:00 PM

    Can we please change those uniforms !

  15. stevenfbrackett says: Mar 26, 2012 8:02 PM

    Now, if it was still 1985 this would be a dream cast but now it’s mostly the ‘cast from crazytown’.

  16. 4thquartermagic says: Mar 26, 2012 8:03 PM

    First thought after reading headline was:

    “They’re making another Predator movie?”

  17. marshawnlynchlookslikepredator says: Mar 26, 2012 8:43 PM


    My thoughts exactly. That would be his best role

  18. smoothrollers says: Mar 26, 2012 9:12 PM

    Beast Mode as the Bionic Man

  19. 6250claimer says: Mar 26, 2012 9:25 PM

    Good gawd, what a collection of has-beens. Wait, I didn’t see Rowdy Roddy Piper listed? Surely he’s got to be in it.

  20. charliegirl1 says: Mar 26, 2012 9:38 PM

    What, Scott Baio wasn’t available?

  21. backtothebowl says: Mar 26, 2012 9:41 PM

    Tell me he has no lines. He absolutely must not speak. Just smile at the camera and show us your gold beast mode caps.

  22. jacobslatter says: Mar 26, 2012 9:53 PM

    Gary Busey was great in Gingerdead Man, he had a dual role. Hope it helps pay off his Keith Brooking-like debt.

  23. Xenu D. Alien says: Mar 26, 2012 10:34 PM

    I expected a remake of Mask…

  24. andyreiddoublecheeseburger says: Mar 26, 2012 10:39 PM

    Bet ya Brian Bosworth was pissed when he found out his part had been given to Lynch.

  25. catquick says: Mar 26, 2012 10:58 PM

    This is eeriliy what O.J. did….

  26. smoothrollers says: Mar 26, 2012 11:10 PM

    So was Freddy Krueger.

  27. howardforvezina says: Mar 26, 2012 11:24 PM

    Yay! A Romo movie and in the end he finally wins the Division 🙂

  28. jackshine says: Mar 27, 2012 12:39 AM

    Don’t be a Busey hater.

  29. joenash72 says: Mar 27, 2012 1:05 AM

    Concession stand special: 2 for 1 Skittles

  30. mrstinkypants says: Mar 27, 2012 8:59 AM

    It’s like they went to Celebrity Rehab with a script and walked out with the cast!

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