Originally posted on Helmet2Helmet  |  Last updated 4/6/13

Terrell Suggs isn't the only Raven to hit the silver screen.

The Baltimore Sun reported Saturday that Joe Flacco has agreed to portrait legendary Colts quarterback Johnny Unitas in the upcoming film, "Unitas We Stand."

Flacco will play Unitas in the final scenes, centered around the Colts' 1958 championship game victory over the Giants.

The film was co-written by Unitas' son, Joe, who believes Flacco is the right man for the role.

"Obviously, the Baltimore ties are very important to me," Unitas said. "I think it's great that Joe just won the Super Bowl with the Ravens and was Most Valuable Player in the game. A lot of the way Joe plays and his demeanor reminds me a lot of my dad. He's not a rah-rah guy. He throws a touchdown and maybe there's a little fist pump. He understands his job is all about winning and he does a phenomenal job leading the offense and the team and obviously they've developed a lot of trust after becoming a champion. He's an awesome teammate and great leader of the team.

"He does things the right way and is a good role model for kids and he gets what hard work is and does everything he can for the team. There are a lot of parallels that can be drawn between Joe and my dad. My production team is very fortunate and thankful that he's dedicated to help us and play my dad. I know he doesn't do a lot of things away from the game, and football players' time off in the offseason is very valuable. For him to take time away and commit to doing this is very humbling."

Flacco was more succinct, but equally as eager.

"I'm excited and honored by the opportunity to play Johnny Unitas," Flacco said in a statement released by unitaswestand.com.

Filming for "Unitas We Stand" is scheduled to begin on July 15, with a tentative release date set around next year's Super Bowl.

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