Robert De Niro Up For Lombardi Biopic

Robert De Niro is attached to play legendary coach Vince Lombardi in a biopic for ESPN Films, the NFL and Andell Entertainment says ESPN.com.

Eric Roth (“The Curious Case of Benjamin Button,” “Forrest Gump”) will pen “Lombardi” which follows the coach during the period starting in 1959 when he took over the Green Bay Packers and changed them from the worst team in the NFL to five-time champions.

The film also deals with the rivalry between Lombardi and legendary Dallas Cowboys coach Tom Landry. The film is currently aiming for an early 2012 release.