Malcolm Butler Biopic In The Works
Two-time Super Bowl champion and NFL star Malcolm Butler will have a feature film made about his life. Butler, who is a cornerback for the New England Patriots, is widely known for his game winning play two years ago that helped the team secure a win against the Seattle Seahawks. Check out the film’s description below.
The story of an undrafted Butler, who just three years ago was running the fryolator at a Popeyes chicken joint when his agent, Derek Simpson, secured him a tryout with the Patriots. As a rookie in 2015, Butler made one of the most memorable plays in Super Bowl history when, in the game’s final seconds, he intercepted Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson’s pass at the goal line, ensuring New England’s victory.
The film as a two-hander, having also scooped up the life rights of Simpson, a small-town lawyer who was handling Butler’s blossoming career while fighting a commercial-trucking goliath in court to get justice for a paralyzed teen.
The 26-year-old is a Mississippi native, who was undrafted after playing college football at the University of West Alabama. In 2014, he signed as an undrafted free agent with the New England Patriots. The film is tentatively titled “The Secondary.”