How can you create suspense in a movie built around Super Bowl LI, the legendary 2017 matchup between the New England Patriots and the Atlanta Falcons? over time? This was one of the challenges he faced when Kyle Marvin agreed to direct. 80 for Bradywill have its world premiere on January 6 as opening night of the 34th Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival.
Marvin — starred in 2019’s with writing and producing partner Michael Angelo Covino the climbexplored male friendship — tackling a different kind of friendship BradyFour old friends in their feisty 80s, played by Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin, Sally Field, and Rita Moreno, follow their hero, then-Patriots quarterback Tom Brady. Visit the Super Bowl to cheer.
Of the big game Marvin said: But football also has a lot to do with what people experience while watching. If you ask, “Hey, do you remember Super Bowl LI?” they will inevitably tell you not about the game, but where they were and who they were with. Our film is a story that happens at the same time as the game, and our goal is to juxtapose the journey of the football game with the journey of these women. ”
Fonda and Tomlin, and Brady himself, were already on board with the project written by Sarah Haskins and Emily Halpern when Marvin got involved in the fall of 2021. Field and Moreno were quickly added to the cast. We joke in our seats,” says the director. “That’s how we wrote and angled the characters and how they played it. Most of the effort and energy went into making their relationship feel complete and complete.” I know the trailer is very much a joke, but that’s what trailers do, so I hope the movie itself leans more into the characters’ journeys and the comedy is a bonus.
In addition to starring in and producing the film, Brady helped the filmmakers work with the NFL, who not only approved the logo, but also assisted in providing footage of the game itself. Among them,” says Marvin. [the game took place at NRG Stadium in Houston]It has given us many opportunities to blend reality with the fiction we are talking about. Rather than travel to Houston, the production shot exteriors of sets built at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum and Bank of California Stadium to take advantage of California tax credits.
Although the film’s four main characters collectively account for more than 200 years of showbiz experience, “age wasn’t a factor,” says Marvin. “They were all incredible dynamos. It was about keeping their energy arguing and focused. is great and Rita has more energy than the whole set combined.”
But of Paramount’s February 3 release (one week before this year’s Super Bowl), he adds: It’s a film about the universal feelings of friendship, camaraderie, and family. ”
Sampling an eclectic line-up
Here are some of the 134 movies tapped on PSIFF.
The Art of Eating: The Life of MFK Fisher
The Gregory Besat document pays tribute to the life and influence of notable authors such as: I am a gourmand.
This Moroccan film on the international Oscar shortlist features a shopkeeper and her closeted husband.
Also on the international Oscar shortlist, this Belgian film about two 13-year-old friends is a sequel directed by Lucas Dont. girl.
from the director of black fish Exposed to the control of water and food supplies by the world’s superpowers.
Gabriel Martins’ drama centers on the struggles of a Brazilian family after the election of far-right candidate Jair Bolsonaro.
This story first appeared in the January 5th issue of The Hollywood Reporter.Click here to subscribe.