RB Marshawn Lynch apparently is going to star in a movie about his life, from the streets of Oakland through college at Cal, as a pro in Buffalo and Seattle, then on to a Super Bowl championship. Apparently, his media shyness has its limits.
“Family First” will show a side less known than his “Beast Mode” persona on NFL fields, according to a story in the San Jose Mercury News Friday. The story said Lynch was on hand to spectate the casting call in April. He couldn’t contain himself, and in skits with random auditioners.
“For me, it’s just about having some fun,” Lynch said. “It’s just a fun experience. I also get to the shine light on the community and some of the things that we grew up doing and what we went through.”
“Most people don’t know how much he cares,” said director Mario Bobino of Debonair Production, who is co-producing the film. “Marshawn is very human. He is passionate about family. He is passionate about Oakland, about Cal. He has a great desire to do good things for the youth of the community. That’s the side of Marshawn people don’t see.”
Lynch is not a fan of media scrums in which he has no control. But a movie starring himself is different.
“I’m more than ready to play myself,” Lynch said. “I got the acting bug when I played a small role in ‘Matt’s Chance’ starring Gary Busey. I definitely want to expand my opportunities after football. I’ve also been on a couple TV shows, so I’m not nervous.”