Colin Kaepernick Is Being Scouted By Hollywood For Movie Role
Colin Kaepernick is currently out of a job after no NFL team is willing to sign him after he started a movement last season to protest the national anthem. While the NFL is currently blackballing him, Kaepernick is getting some interest off the field. According to TMZ one well known Hollywood casting director is looking for Kaepernick so he can appear in an upcoming project.
Colin Kaepernick has been out of a job for nearly a year, but his resume still looks appealing … to Hollywood!
A well-known casting director posted on a message board for managers and agents last week, asking for someone representing the former NFL quarterback to contact her.
The casting director is currently working on a TV pilot and — more notably — the Pepsi commercial-inspired movie “Uncle Drew” starring Kyrie Irving, Lil Rel Howery, Nick Kroll and sports legends like Shaq, Reggie Miller, Chris Webber and Lisa Leslie.
It’s unclear the role for which the casting director is eyeing Kaepernick, but a cameo in “Uncle Drew” seems like a good fit. If it works out … it would be Colin’s first acting gig.
Kaepernick is currently suing the NFL after he alleges that owners have colluded to keep him off the field.
Via Pro Football Talk.
PFT has confirmed that Kaepernick has filed a grievance against the NFL under the Collective Bargaining Agreement. The grievance alleges that the NFL’s teams colluded in not signing him to a contract, presumably due to his decision to kneel during the national anthem in 2016.
Kaepernick has retained outside counsel to handle the claim. The NFL Players Association will remain in touch with Kaepernick as the grievance proceeds; however, Kaepernick’s private counsel will be spearheading the effort.