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Robert De Niro signs on to play Vince in "Lombardi" movie

BRISTOL, CT. (WKOW) -- Robert De Niro has signed on to play legendary NFL coach Vince Lombardi in an upcoming movie.

According to ESPN, the Academy Award-winning actor has agreed to star in "Lombardi".  The movie is tentatively set for release in 2012 during the weekend between the conference championship games and the Super Bowl.

The movie will chronicle the years in which Lombardi transformed the Green Bay Packers from the NFL's worst team to league champions. 

"Forrest Gump" screenwriter Eric Roth has also signed on to the project.  

 

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