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Starz Buys Football Drama Inspired by Real-Life NFL Players THR

Starz has given a script commitment to a football drama inspired by the lives of former NFL players Keyshawn Johnson and Brian Kelly, according to The Hollywood Reporter's Live Feed.

"Off Season" is about the youngest head coach in professional football as he handles infighting, politics with the team's owners and decisions on whom to cut, the story says. Johnson and Kelly will serve as executive producers on the project, which comes from Jeremy Elice, the former president of TV at Legendary Pictures.