FOXBOROUGH - Typically, the biopic genre of film is reserved for the best of the best. Only the most influential movers and shakers (films like Gandhi and The Iron Lady come to mind) end up with films about their lives. (In some cases, like Steve Jobs, they get two movies.) At this point in his career, I think it is safe to say that Tom Brady has reached this echelon of fame and legacy. But if there is a biopic to be made about Brady, the major question would be: Who should play him? Enter Matt Bomer, whose name has been floated for such an idea.
These rumors of Bomer potentially playing Brady in a biopic have percolated since New England's 2019 Super Bowl championship. While appearing on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on Monday, Bomer answered he rumors by saying, "I wish I looked like Tom Brady." Joking aside (since he kind of does have a resemblance), Bomer said he has doubts about the potential project, but would love to "give it a shot" if he could. However, his prevailing idea is that there is still a lot more story to tell in Brady's life.
The 41-year-old Bomer has had an impressive acting career so far. He was nominated for an Emmy for his role in The Normal Heart, which also won him a Golden Globe. From 2009 to 2014, he was the star of White Collar, a drama on the USA network, in which he played Neal Caffrey. It seems like the right point of his career to jump into a major biographical film. Fallon agrees in a video that was uploaded by the official YouTube channel of The Tonight Show.
It's not a bad idea. Bomer is obviously a great actor and Brady's life would make for an excellent story. From a sixth-round draft pick to a six-time Super Bowl champion and the greatest to ever do it? The film practically writes itself.
In that episode of The Tonight Show, Jimmy also opened the show by delivering a monologue in remembrance of Kobe Bryant, who died in a helicopter crash on Sunday with his daughter and seven others. He relayed a story of when he and Kobe were sent on a beer run back in the 1990s at a party in California where they didn't know anybody and hit it off with one another. It is quite an emotional beginning to what ended up being a sports-centric episode.
Not easy to see Fallon cry like that, for sure.
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