June 10, 2009

Sean Payton has some free time on his hands....

You would think New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton who being spending his time on trying to get the Saints back into contention in the NFC South. However, Sean Payton has decided that he wants to go "Hollywood" with his latest idea for a movie.

We get the information about the movie from Saints Beat:

Apparently, Sean Payton's creativity extends beyond his offensive playbook. He came up with an idea for a screenplay two years ago as a "summer project" and it's now being shopped around Hollywood by top talent agency CAA.

The movie, currently titled "The Xbox Kid," is about a boy from a poor family in New Orleans who starts controlling the outcome of NFL games through a refurbished Xbox given to him by his grandfather following a devastating hurricane.

Payton said the idea came to him when his son Connor would play upcoming Saints games on his Xbox during the 2006 season.

"I just wrote about four pages, piddling around with it," said Payton, who later turned the idea over to a professional screen writer to flesh it out.


All I have to say is, Sean Payton might actually be onto something with this. I guess now I can peddle my NBA 2K9 movie to Dreamworks. One movie deal and I guess Sean Payton might be able to get into Sundance or something like that.

It just gives us all hope that we just need to become a famous NFL head coach and someone from Hollywood will listen to idea for a crappy family movie.

(Courtesy of Saints Beat from NOLA.com)

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