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.

32 responses to “Kraft addresses audition tape from Vince Vaughn/Owen Wilson film

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

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

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

  5. 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?

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

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

  11. 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.

  12. 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.

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

    Are you my pal Danny? Mr. scholarship winner.

    How ’bout a Fresca?

  14. 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.

  15. 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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