Marshawn Lynch Will Play Himself In An Upcoming Movie About His Life


...and we wouldn't have it any other way. The movie (which disappointingly didn't put 'Beast Mode' anywhere in the title) will be called 'First Family', and will follow Lynch's rise from a humble beginning in Oakland to his recent Super Bowl win with the Seattle Seahawks.

First Family will also feature Lynch's childhood friend Josh Johnson, who signed with the San Francisco 49ers earlier this week. The film will be distributed by Relativity Media, and Lynch is excited about the opportunity to bring the action to the big screen.

"I'm more than ready to play myself," Lynch said. "I got the acting bug when I played a small role in 'Matt's Chance' starring Gary Busey. I definitely want to expand my opportunities after football. I've also been on a couple TV shows, so I'm not nervous."

The movie is scheduled for a late 2014 release. Marcus Thompson of the San Jose Mercury News was the first to report the planned film.


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