Thanks to a bolt of lightning and a freak accident, Black-ish star Marsai Martin calls all the plays in her upcoming film, Fantasy Football.
Martin will star in the Paramount+ comedy as Callie A. Coleman, the daughter of veteran NFL running back Bobby, played by Omari Hardwick (Power). The film centers around Callie, her dad, and her mom Keisha’s (Kelly Rowland) big move to Atlanta, where Bobby will try to rebuild his struggling NFL career as a Falcon. After a not-so-warm welcome from rookie archrival and antagonist Anderson Fisher (Rome Flynn), Bobby drives his family home in frustration. A brief stop at a convenience store during a severe thunderstorm changes the game for everyone.
“I’ve lived in seven cities before my 16th birthday,” Callie says in the trailer, “all because my football star dad is fumbling away his career.”
Callie is given the power to magically improve her father’s game when lighting strikes her copy of Madden NFL 23. The teen does her best to balance school, friends on the robotics team, and her dad’s supernatural abilities. Viewers will get to see how the family breaks through obstacles and hijinks to rediscover what’s most important – family. Hardwick posted on Facebook that the film is an “A+ movie full of F’s – Family, Faith, Fun, Fantasy, Football.”
The family comedy is serving up laughs and lots of heart just in time for Thanksgiving when it arrives on the streaming service on November 25th.
Check out the official trailer: