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Oscar-nominated producer acquires rights to Malcolm Butler movie called “The Secondary”

The Patriots cornerback could receive the Hollywood treatment.

New England Patriots CB Malcolm Butler has one of the better rags-to-riches stories in the NFL, going from working at Popeyes to securing the game-winning interception in the Super Bowl, before finally ascending to the elite ranks of cornerbacks in the NFL. It looks like Butler’s story could be turned into a Hollywood movie.

The Hollywood Reporter reports that Daniel Levin, executive producer of the 6-time Oscar Nominated film Lion, acquired the rights to a Malcolm Butler “biopic” called The Secondary. Levin also acquired the rights of Butler’s agent, Derek Simpson, who was managing Butler’s early career while also Erin Brockoviching on behalf of a paralyzed teen against a “commercial-trucking goliath.”

Levin’s Lion has a star-studded cast with Dev Patel, Rooney Mara, and Nicole Kidman, so there’s a real chance that Butler’s film could have some serious actors. Like...

Casey Affleck from Manchester By The Sea as Bill Belichick

Affleck’s role in Manchester By The Sea was just a way for the actor to understand Belichick’s mindset on a daily basis, including during the Super Bowl parade.

Malcolm Butler as Himself

With acting chops like this, why go for anyone else?

Matt Damon from Goodwill Hunting as Derek Simpson

Damon has to be involved in some capacity, right?

Mark Wahlberg as Himself, but probably also as Josh McDaniels just because

Super Bowl XLIX - New England Patriots v Seattle Seahawks Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images

If Wahlberg could have his way, he’d also play Tom Brady and Robert Kraft.