NFL is Teaming with Krantz and Shelton for Feature Week 14


Variety reports that the NFL is teaming with Tony Krantz’s Flame Ventures to make Week 14, a drama to be produced and directed by Krantz (“Sports Night”) from a script by Ron Shelton (“Bull Durham”).

The trade says: “Aimed to be a four-quadrant movie in the vein of “Crash,” pic will chronicle the last three weeks of the NFL’s regular season as seen through the eyes of fictional players, coaches and their significant others.

The script, which Shelton has completed, features interweaving storylines that sources familiar with the project describe as PG-13 content, since the NFL is very protective of its family-friendly brand.”

The plan is to head into production after Super Bowl XLVII, taking place on February 3, 2013.