The New Orleans Saints are big business in Hollywood.
First, there was work on an adaptation about the team’s magical first Super Bowl-winning season. Next came the dramatization of the team’s historic clash with the Los Angeles Rams in the shocking NFC title game. Now, one-time castoffs quarterbacks Teddy “Two Balls” Bridgewater and “Joe Long” Burrow are getting their shots.
Hollywood executives have given the green light to a “Freaky Friday” remake starring the offenses of the New Orleans Saints and the LSU Tigers, sources say.
A person close to film negotiations confirmed to Neutral Ground News that the fourth adaptation of the classic film will begin shooting immediately to capitalize on the shocking offensive reversals of the two teams.
“LSU is leading the SEC in quarterback play and scoring more than a Louisiana politician at a Lobbyist convention. LSU!?! That right there is unbelievable even by Hollywood standards,” the representative said. “And now the Saints offense without Drew Brees can’t score touchdowns. It’s like the teams are reversed, and it fits perfectly with the movie premise.”
“Freaky Friday” is a comedy about a parent and child whose bodies are temporarily switched by magic. Both characters live through the stresses and struggles of the others’ everyday lives.
The Saints and Tigers seem to be a match made in heaven for this next installment.
In the past, LSU had been at the bottom of the conference in quarterback production and in the top for run game and defense so often that it often was referred to as steady as a rolling tide. However, with the emergence of Heisman candidate Joe Burrow at quarterback, the Tigers are second in passing but second to last in rushing and seventh in points allowed.
Conversely, the Saints historically have been passing leaders with Brees under center while the defense has shuffled through more mishmashed lineups than a season of Law & Order. Since Drew’s Week 2 injury, the Saints have not thrown for more than 200 yards with Teddy Bridgewater at quarterback despite tons of star power on offense and are instead winning games thanks to their defense, special teams, and intense, uncomfortable staring at game officials.
“Throwing for 198 yards, no touchdowns and still winning the game? That’s totally reminiscent of Danny Etling circa 2017,” the representative said. “It’s like living in a dark timeline or something, an alternate, parallel world where up is down, left is right, and potholes are pot fulls. It’s just crazy.”
The film will be backed by Walt Disney Studios, which has experience producing hit football movies after its 1998 release of “Air Bud: Golden Receiver” and “The Garbage Picking Field Goal Kicking Philadelphia Phenomenon.”
“The Saints/LSU reboot will be the fourth installment of “Freaky Friday.” The latest was released in 2003 starring Jamie Lee Curtis and Lindsey Lohan. Saints and LSU fans are just hoping the rest of the football seasons don’t end up as big of a train wreck as Lohan.