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Ravens QB to Play Johnny Unitas in Biopic

Joe Flacco will appear in championship-victory scenes
By Ruth Brown,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 7, 2013 5:57 PM CDT
Ravens QB to Play Johnny Unitas in Biopic
Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco celebrates their touchdown against the San Francisco 49ers during the first half of the NFL Super Bowl XLVII football game, Feb. 3, 2013, in New Orleans.   (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

(Newser) – Joe Flacco, method actor? The Baltimore Ravens quarterback has agreed to play late football great Johnny Unitas in the upcoming film Unitas We Stand, reports the Baltimore Sun. Flacco will appear in the closing scenes showing the Colts' 1958 championship victory. "A lot of the way Joe plays and his demeanor reminds me a lot of my dad," says Joe Unitas, Johnny's son and the producer and co-writer of the film. "He's not a rah-rah guy. He throws a touchdown and maybe there's a little fist pump." The movie's release is planned to coincide with the 2014 Super Bowl. (Read more Johnny Unitas stories.)

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