Head Coach Sean Payton is stepping away from the New Orleans Saints and NFL football, for now. The Tremendous Bowl-winning coach, nonetheless, has his sights set on Hollywood. In Netflix’s new soccer comedy, Residence Workforce, comic/actor Kevin James stars as Sean Payton himself.
Kevin James performs Sean Payton in new Netflix comedy
The film is loosely based mostly on Sean Payton’s temporary suspension from the 2012 NFL season because of the “Bountygate” scandal swirling across the New Orleans Saints and Payton. The story takes place throughout his time away from the NFL and the Saints and the way Payton spent his time away from the NFL to educate his son’s sixth grade soccer group.
In response to WGNO Information (the ABC affiliate for New Orleans, LA), the thought for the film got here from screenwriter Christopher Titone, who’s courting Payton’s daughter Meghan. In response to Titone, even Sean Payton was excited to have a film made about his yr off.
Titone described attending to know Sean Payton and the way the thought for the film took place:
“Sean Payton is likely one of the funniest folks I do know, and I solely know comedians. I do know him because the humorous man at Thanksgiving dinner telling essentially the most hilarious story ever.”
“What he did when he was off that yr was return to Texas and coach his son’s soccer group. My sister is married to Adam Sandler, and he hit me up instantly and stated, ‘Dude, you [got] to write down that film.’”
The film additionally stars Taylor Lautner (of the Twilight collection), who additionally is an effective pal of Titone. Though Payton had simply stepped away from teaching, the rumor mill swirled vigorously relating to a potential path for Jerry Jones to swoop in and have him coach the Dallas Cowboys. As of now, Payton remains retired and reportedly has not seen the movie based on his year away from the NFL. Residence Workforce premieres on Netflix on Friday, January 28, 2022.
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The New Orleans Saints enter the 2022 offseason with many query marks and roles to fill, together with changing their longtime head coach, their beginning quarterback for subsequent season, broad receiver Michael Thomas, and whether or not Kevin James might win an Oscar for taking part in Sean Payton. The latter might function a comfort prize for Saints followers struggling via their 9-8 season, the primary with out QB Drew Brees.