Source: Deadline Hollywood
Robert De Niro is no stranger to playing real-life people. Jake LaMotta. Al Capone. Jimmy "The Gent" Conway. Now, the Oscar-winning actor has signed on to play a more heroic character: former Green Bay Packers coach Vince Lombardi. The new project is being housed at ESPN Films.
De Niro was last seen in Everybody's Fine, which failed to have a major impact at the box office. The Miramax release tallied only $8.86 million domestically.