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Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco got his money after signing a mega contract extension last month, and now it looks like he got the part, or at least a small part.
The Baltimore Sun is reporting that Flacco will play portray Johnny Unitas in the final scenes of a movie about the famed Colts quarterback called “Unitas We Stand.”
Unitas son Joe spoke about the addition of Flacco.
“Obviously, the Baltimore ties are very important to me,” Unitas said in a phone interview from his Las Vegas home. “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.”
In a statement posted on the official website for the film www.unitaswestand.com, Flacco says: “I’m excited and honored by the opportunity to play Johnny Unitas.
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The Baltimore Sun reported yesterday that Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco will portray Baltimore Colts’ great Johnny Unitas in an upcoming film called Unitas We Stand.
“Obviously, the Baltimore ties are very important to me,” said Johnny Unitas’ son Joe, per The Sun. “I think it’s great that Joe just won the Super Bowl with the Ravens and was Most Valuable Player in the...
It was announced on Saturday that Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco would portray legendary Hall of Fame quarterback Johnny Unitas in the final scenes of the upcoming movie, "Unitas We Stand."
The choice to cast the current Ravens signal-caller was made by Joe Unitas, the elder Unitas' son from his second marriage. But family members from Unitas' first marriage are...
The latest quarterback to bring the city of Baltimore a Super Bowl victory will play a Charm City legend in an upcoming film.
Joe Flacco will portray Johnny Unitas in the final scenes of the movie Unitas We Stand, according to the Baltimore Sun. The scene will depict the Colts’ 1958 NFL Championship Game victory.
Filming is set to start in late July, though production is being...
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...
Joe Flacco will portray former Baltimore Colts Hall of Fame quarterback Johnny Unitas in an upcoming film (Credit: AP Photo)
The past twelve months have been rather spectacular for Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco. Not only did the quarterback lead his team to a Super Bowl victory, he also secured a six-year, $120 million extension this off-season.
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This is a no-brainer. A brand-new Baltimore sports legend is slated to portray the city's most venerable sports legend in an upcoming film. Joe Flacco might not have the acting chops to play Johnny Unitas off the field, but there's no doubting his qualifications in regard to his ability to emulate Unitas during the final football scenes in "Unitas We Stand," which...
It’s unclear if Mike Flacco will now follow in his brother’s footsteps and pursue a career in football, but the 26-year-old’s baseball career has come to an end.
Flacco — brother of Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco — decided to retire from baseball rather than accept an assignment to the Red Sox’ Single-A affiliate in Salem (Va.), according to reports.
Joe Flacco became the highest paid NFL player and was the Super Bowl MVP. Flacco now will portray Baltimore Colts legend Johnny Unitas in a movie about Unitas' life.
Joe Unitas told The Baltimore Sun that Flacco will play his father playing football in the final scenes depicting the Colts' 1958 championship game victory in "Unitas We Stand" .
Good morning, folks! Welcome to the WCSN Black, Blue and Ornery, your source for NFC North News on this Tuesday, April 9th, 2013. In lieu of fun facts today, I’m just going to discuss a story from the NFL’s official site. Apparently, legendary quarterback Johnny Unitas’ son from his second marriage, Joe Unitas, is producing [...]The post Black, Blue, and Ornery: NFC North News...
Joe Flacco quieted many of his doubters, both nationwide and around Baltimore, with his uncharacteristically impressive performance during the Ravens’ Super Bowl run. Even with the ring, Flacco still has a long way to go to be considered among local sports icons like Johnny Unitas, whose statue sits just outside of M&T Bank Stadium and whose old Colts jersey is not an irregular...
Joe Flacco has been chosen to play the role of legendary Baltimore Colts quarterback Johnny Unitas in an upcoming film called “Unitas We Stand.” The film is being produced by Joe Unitas, Johnny’s son from a second marriage, and it has resulted in some serious family feuding.
For starter’s, Johnny grandson JC Unitas — a 24-year-old former Villanova quarterback — believes...