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Kraft addresses audition tape from Vince Vaughn/Owen Wilson film


A video of Patriots owner Robert Kraft acting in what appears to be an audition video has gone mega-viral.

The video, as it turns out, comes from an audition for an upcoming A-level film.  Kraft was reading lines intended for Owen Wilson, which include a four-letter profanity and a fake punch to another actor.

Kraft, 71, appears in the video with Ricki Noel Lander, an aspiring actress with whom Kraft has been seen publicly, and whom he has characterized as his “pal.”

“I tried to help Ricki prepare an audition tape for an upcoming Vince Vaughn/Owen Wilson comedy by reading Wilson’s lines,” Kraft said in a statement from the team.  “I never intended that it would be made public and I regret that it has.  I think we can all agree that Owen Wilson has nothing to worry about. I am going to stick to my day job.”

It’s unknown when the video was created.  It’s also unknown how the video became public

Furthermore, it’s unknown how the video will be received, either by 345 Park Avenue or by the team Kraft owns.  We’ve got a feeling that the men in the locker room, who already love Kraft, will ultimately get a laugh out of it.

UPDATE 2:50 p.m. ET:  The YouTube version of the video, posted by BarStool Sports, is now replaced with a message explaining that the video has been blocked because it contains content that falls within the scope of a FOX copyright.  Also, eagle-eyed Darin Gantt points out the presence of NFL logos behind the green screen that serves as the background for the audition, which likely means it was shot at the team’s facility, possibly in an interview room.

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32 Responses to “Kraft addresses audition tape from Vince Vaughn/Owen Wilson film”
  1. trollaikman8 says: Jul 11, 2012 1:34 PM

    I look forward to this A-level film tanking.

  2. areyoudue says: Jul 11, 2012 1:35 PM

    What’s the over/under on how long it will take before Goodell destroys the tape???

  3. nepatriots128154 says: Jul 11, 2012 1:37 PM

    It was sent anonymously to Jerry Thornton, a blogger for Barstool Sports. It was first discovered by Barstool, and when they put it up on their website it just took off.

  4. snowpea84 says: Jul 11, 2012 1:44 PM

    As many benefits as there may be for her, hanging around with old wealthy guys is probably not a way to get positive attention in the long run. Well…I suppose it does depend on what the attention you want is.

  5. purplengold says: Jul 11, 2012 1:44 PM

    OMG. Watching this gave me splinters from the wooden acting. No stars for you.

  6. pkrlvr says: Jul 11, 2012 1:44 PM

    I look forward to this A-level film tanking.

    Why? Does it make you feel better about yourself and your life when bad things happen to others?

  7. citizenstrange says: Jul 11, 2012 1:47 PM

    Much like Tom Brady’s Pro Day at the 2000 NFL Combine tape it looks like an unwitting audition for a snuff film.

  8. breadslicer says: Jul 11, 2012 1:50 PM

    Damn it’s good to be rich.

  9. portlax12 says: Jul 11, 2012 2:00 PM

    What do Tom Brady and Robert Kraft have in common other than the Patriots?…..both of them are dating 32 year old models

  10. kattykathy says: Jul 11, 2012 2:01 PM

    Acting should come naturally for greedy Mr. Kraft. He is about as fake as they come.

  11. eeerockski says: Jul 11, 2012 2:04 PM

    Rob Gronkowski thinks he should be ashamed of himself!

  12. mattwalshvideo says: Jul 11, 2012 2:07 PM

    Didn’t take long for Goodell to get that film buried.

    The Spygate library and now Bob’s amateur porn debut with his young gold digger are rendered obsolete.

    Pays to have deep pockets.

  13. Davo says: Jul 11, 2012 2:13 PM

    All fun and good-natured, what’s not to like about it?

  14. mycm1127 says: Jul 11, 2012 2:44 PM

    The NFL said the voice in the video is Anthony Hargrove.

  15. tomthebombtracy says: Jul 11, 2012 2:54 PM

    Speaking of football and film, Yahoo has a 13 minute trailer/behind the scenes package on “The Dark Knight Rises” Batman movie that comes out next weekend.

    Hines Ward, scoring one last touchdown at Heinz Field after he retired, is featured as in the elaborate blowing up of the stadium hijinks. The IMDB file on the movie also lists Troy, Big Ben, Casey Hampton, James Farrior and their Rogues coach Bill Cowher as in the movie.

    Know a lot of non Steelers fans will enjoy the destruction of Heinz Field in the movie.

  16. dexterismyhero says: Jul 11, 2012 3:01 PM

    Drew Brees doesn’t need an explanation and Tiki is not flabbergasted, but he was heard saying……D**N!!!!

  17. therillest says: Jul 11, 2012 3:06 PM

    Mr. Kraft is cool with me! Live your life man!

  18. thegreatgabbert says: Jul 11, 2012 3:15 PM

    Krafty is auditioning for an A-Level film to try to escape the B-Level lifestyle he’s living.

  19. cubano76 says: Jul 11, 2012 3:21 PM

    I feel dirty after watching that.

  20. christopher525 says: Jul 11, 2012 3:28 PM

    I’m almost willing to bet they find a role in the movie for him.

  21. dagroovydude116 says: Jul 11, 2012 3:56 PM

    Wes Welker, though his mouth cannot be seen, can be clearly heard saying “Bobby, give me my money!” to Kraft.

  22. nickster31 says: Jul 11, 2012 4:47 PM

    First off, anyone giving him a hard time about her age, get over yourself. The facts are, he loved his wife, and was faithful until her dying day.

    If he CHOOSES to hang out with a girl any of these negative posters would give their right arm to spend 5 minutes with, then more power to him.

    And NO, I am NOT a Patriots fan.

    That being said, it is nice to see that they finally found a use for all those old cameras that have been sitting around since Spygate.

  23. rushbacker says: Jul 11, 2012 5:13 PM

    Relax, guys– she’s just his “pal.”

  24. granadafan says: Jul 11, 2012 6:51 PM

    People need to lighten up. What Kraft does on his own time is for him. He didn’t need to issue a statement and the NFL and Fox freaking out over this is ridiculous.

  25. charlutes says: Jul 11, 2012 7:50 PM

    Kraft reads lines and we react to this because…why exactly? The mere suggestion that this might be bad is hack journalism. Story should be, Kraft has fun, I have no football stories.

  26. eyeh8goodell says: Jul 11, 2012 8:35 PM

    Didn’t take long for Mr. Kraft to move on from his deceased wife…….but at least he had the decency to wait until he got all the sympathetic media coverage first. Nice.

  27. yaytaco says: Jul 11, 2012 8:43 PM

    Quite the eagle-eye to spot the roughly 15 visible NFL logos for a near minute of footage. Way to go!

  28. vincentbojackson says: Jul 11, 2012 11:28 PM

    No one has used the term “pal” since judge Shmales in Caddyshack.

    Are you my pal Danny? Mr. scholarship winner.

    How ’bout a Fresca?

  29. joetoronto says: Jul 12, 2012 6:38 AM

    I don’t see what the big deal is, it’s just a really bad acting job.

    It’s still here, by the way

  30. pftusername1 says: Jul 12, 2012 7:06 AM

    forget the lawyers and contract disputes, someone tell welker to throw on a bikini and blonde wig and mr kraft will give him any-ting he wants.

  31. citizenstrange says: Jul 12, 2012 12:00 PM

    There’s no fool like an old fool.

  32. peepeetoucher says: Jul 12, 2012 5:41 PM

    Everyone keeps saying whats wrong with him hooking up with a chick that could be his grand daughter? I agree, absolutely nothing is wrong with him dating anyone he wants. To each is own. The problem lies that all we kept hearing the past year and a half is that Bob Kraft is one of the classiest owner in NFL and loved his wife Myra so much they dedicated the season to her honor. Which at the time was a beautiful thing I thought. The reputation out of foxboro and pats fans are that the Patriots organization are built and ran on integrity and good morals, but the leader BB himself cheated in the game of football and in his private life with a NJ women. A creepy 2 minute video now overshadowed this year long memorial for Myra that was being pumped out of foxboro. It just makes it all seem really contrived now.

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