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Movie about Malcolm Butler’s life in the works

FOXBORO, MA - JANUARY 22: Malcolm Butler #21 of the New England Patriots reacts against the New England Patriots during the first quarter in the AFC Championship Game at Gillette Stadium on January 22, 2017 in Foxboro, Massachusetts.  (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images) Getty Images

The story of an undrafted free agent going from working at Popeye’s to sealing a Super Bowl victory with an interception at the goal line is the kind of thing that sounds like a Hollywood movie.

That’s just what one producer hopes Patriots cornerback Malcolm Butler’s life story will be in the near future. Producer Daniel Levin, whose film Lion is nominated for Best Picture at this year’s Oscars, has purchased Butler’s life rights along with those of agent Derek Simpson for a film currently being called The Secondary.

Lion and The Secondary are against-all-odds stories of struggle and inspiration,” Levin said, via The Hollywood Reporter. “Derek would not stop until Malcolm got a chance.”

Football movies have been a mixed bag over the years, but the overcoming obstacles angle worked well for The Blind Side. That film about Panthers tackle Michael Oher’s high school days wound up nominated for Best Picture while Sandra Bullock won Best Actress for her performance in the film.

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30 Responses to “Movie about Malcolm Butler’s life in the works”
  1. redlikethepig says: Feb 15, 2017 2:09 PM

    Then there’s the movie on the Patriots … ’50 Shades of Cheating’.

  2. hehateme2 says: Feb 15, 2017 2:14 PM

    Sounds like a very limited release. No one outside of Beantown would be interested in watching it.

    #sheepleofNE

  3. Della Street says: Feb 15, 2017 2:20 PM

    I saw the “Blind Side” again the other night. Had not seen it in a few years.

    I realized that it is a terrible movie.

  4. gromit45 says: Feb 15, 2017 2:22 PM

    Where is the Kurt Warner movie?

  5. micronin127 says: Feb 15, 2017 2:23 PM

    Got to call that movie: “Scrap”

  6. billiquid says: Feb 15, 2017 2:29 PM

    Dude if the guy was working at a damn Popeye’s and then accomplished what he did you gotta give it to him. No love loss for the Patriots here, but c’mon, that’s incredible.

    I’d take him on my team in a heartbeat, just glad he didn’t end up a Cowboy.

  7. shabazkilla says: Feb 15, 2017 2:35 PM

    I don’t know if Malcolm Butler should be excited or not. Michael Oher hasn’t faired too well since his story was told in the movie Precious.

  8. contra74 says: Feb 15, 2017 2:35 PM

    Very original idea

    Kinda like Invincible right?

  9. New England>Your Team says: Feb 15, 2017 2:35 PM

    This guy went from Popeye’s and Community College, to staring down a multi-million dollar deal.

    If this doesn’t inspire you, you deserve to be a schmuck.

  10. ryder09 says: Feb 15, 2017 2:47 PM

    luckiest INT of all time

  11. revren10 says: Feb 15, 2017 2:52 PM

    gromit45 says:
    Feb 15, 2017 2:22 PM

    Where is the Kurt Warner movie?

    It’s in production it’s called aisle six and my success only came from playing in a dome

  12. handsofsteelhartofstone says: Feb 15, 2017 2:57 PM

    overhyped

  13. elyasm says: Feb 15, 2017 2:57 PM

    shabazkilla says:
    Feb 15, 2017 2:35 PM

    I don’t know if Malcolm Butler should be excited or not. Michael Oher hasn’t faired too well since his story was told in the movie Precious.
    ———————————————————–
    Tears. Steaming down my face. Laughter. So much. Dying. You, sir, have killed me. Worth it, so good.

  14. davebarnes21 says: Feb 15, 2017 3:03 PM

    The Patriotway!

    Excellence all around you!!!

    Greatest franchise the NFL has ever seen

  15. thecape15 says: Feb 15, 2017 3:06 PM

    I hope they show the part where, the week of the SB, Malcom kept getting beat on that slant in the end zone during practice. He couldn’t stop it.

    Then BB went over to him in the end zone while practicing the play and said ” Malcom. Look. Plant your back foot and push off of it.”

    True story.

    The rest is history.

  16. comments321 says: Feb 15, 2017 3:07 PM

    Pass!!

  17. mmack66 says: Feb 15, 2017 3:13 PM

    Oh boy, as if the Seahawk faithful needed something else to cry about, they get to see their humiliation immortalized on film.

  18. nhpats says: Feb 15, 2017 3:19 PM

    ryder09 says:
    Feb 15, 2017 2:47 PM
    luckiest INT of all time

    ——————-

    You know what the best part is…..with just this minimal reference every football fan knows about which game and which moment you speak! Beyond that…..it made Richard Sherman cry!

  19. csb28 says: Feb 15, 2017 4:49 PM

    ryder09 says:
    Feb 15, 2017 2:47 PM
    luckiest INT of all time

    —–

    If you say so.

  20. patsfan4lifesbchamps says: Feb 15, 2017 5:46 PM

    Kevin Hart should play his part

  21. thecape15 says: Feb 15, 2017 6:04 PM

    I was thinking Denzel Washington.

  22. sidepull says: Feb 15, 2017 6:09 PM

    I am going to watch it. Bring it on MB.

  23. neil0311 says: Feb 15, 2017 6:10 PM

    ryder09 says:
    Feb 15, 2017 2:47 PM
    luckiest INT of all time

    Which just shows you don’t know WTF you’re talking about and you don’t pay attention. After SB49, the video was shown and commentators explained that Belichick had coached Butler on that play, and Butler gave up the TD in practice.

    They spent time preparing and it paid off. It was ANYTHING BUT luck.

  24. ak185 says: Feb 15, 2017 9:01 PM

    Shouldn’t he at least be a top 5 corner before he gets a movie?

  25. thecape15 says: Feb 16, 2017 5:41 AM

    ryder09 says:
    Feb 15, 2017 2:47 PM
    luckiest INT of all time

    _______________________________

    Are you the same guy who said he was ‘one and done’ after that catch? That he would not last another year in the league?

  26. TheCommish says: Feb 16, 2017 7:37 AM

    Boring.

  27. gizzmonic says: Feb 16, 2017 7:42 AM

    who plays Sherman? Whoopee Goldberg

  28. danyod says: Feb 16, 2017 8:58 AM

    Big Butler fan and even bigger Pats fan here…

    I have no interest in this film not because of what it could be, but because of what it will likely be: fluffy, cheesy, contrived, etc. etc. I can’t blame Butler because this is part of the hustle, but I will likely pass on this until it shows up on Netflix.

  29. fjw2 says: Feb 16, 2017 9:47 AM

    Another Pats fan, and I agree. This movie will likely suck. But I’ll watch it anyway. 😉

  30. straighcashhomey says: Feb 16, 2017 12:24 PM

    love the wilson to butler play. I am sure skawh, regis hawks will be looking to see that movie

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