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De Niro to Play Lombardi

on March 09, 2010
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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.

 

Tags: Robert De Niro, ESPN Films, Jake LaMotta, Al Capone, Everybody's Fine, Miramax
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