ALL IS LOST Helmer J.C. Chandor to Write and Possibly Direct Vince Lombardi Film for Legendary

     December 2, 2013

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Filmmaker J.C. Chandor took on the recent financial crisis in his talky director debut Margin Call and then chronicled one man’s nearly dialogue-free attempt to survive on the open ocean in All Is Lost, and now he’s setting his sights on something entirely different yet again for another upcoming feature.  Deadline reports that Chandor is writing with an eye to direct a film about legendary football coach Vince Lombardi, who as head coach led the Green Bay Packers to five NFL championships and won the first two Super Bowls.  Hit the jump for more on the project.

The genre-oriented Legendary Pictures first branched out into the world of sports dramas earlier this year with 42, and it would appear that the success of that film gave them reason to move forward with the Lombardi project.  Legendary CEO Thomas Tull is part owner of the Pittsburgh Steelers and was one of the driving forces behind getting 42 made, but Mary Parent will be producing the Lombardi project.

A different Lombardi film has been in the works for a few years with Robert De Niro attached to star, but movement on that film has slowed as of late.  Chandor is currently preparing to direct A Most Violent Year with Jessica Chastain, which starts production early next year, but if the deal for the Lombardi film works out it could be his fourth project.  The filmmaker is currently fielding considerable Oscar buzz for All Is Lost, which seems likely to nab Robert Redford a Best Actor nomination.

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