Robert De Niro To Play Championship Coach
Posted on Wed Mar 10, 2010 03:11 PM PDT

deniropic200.jpgLOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA (X17online) - Robert De Niro is no stranger to playing diverse roles, but in the upcoming film Lombardi, he'll be hitting the football field.

The Academy award-winning actor will play Vince Lombardi, the iconic coach who took the Green Pay Packers from the worst team in the winning five NFL Championships.

Eric Roth, the screenwriter of The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, will write the Lombardi script.

Producers are aiming for the film to hit theaters between the AFC and NFC Conference Championships and the Super Bowl in 2012.

Lombardi will be produced by ESPN Films, Andell Entertainment and the NFL.