Marshawn Lynch may not want to speak to the media, but he's far from camera-shy. A movie based on his life was announced this week, along with a four-minute trailer that features Lynch playing himself on-screen.
The film, titled, "Family First: The Marshawn Lynch Story," will trace Lynch's journey from growing up in Oakland to becoming a star in the NFL. The movie will start in his childhood, with actor Demarea Davis portraying him in middle school. High school-aged Lynch will be played by his cousin, Davonte Lynch. One he moves on to playing college ball at Cal, Lynch will take over.
The four-minute trailer offers a pretty clear view of what the movie will look like, and what types of themes and story lines it will explore.
The production of the movie -- combined with Lynch's recent application for a trademark on his now-famous Super Bowl media day quote, "I'm just here so I won't get fined," does strengthen the argument that Lynch isn't media-averse, he's just pushing his own marketing agenda.
Although the film is currently in post-production, a release date has not yet been set.