Reigning Super Bowl MVP Julian Edelman recently announced that he will be the star and subject of an upcoming sports documentary film on Showtime.
From high school and collegiate quarterback to seventh-round draft pick, and then from little-used punt returner/wide receiver to earning Super Bowl MVP honors as the go-to guy catching passes from the greatest quarterback of all time, Julian Edelman’s story is certainly a captivating one.
So captivating, in fact, that he’s now the subject of an upcoming sports documentary film entitled “100% Julian Edelman,” due to arrive on the premium cable subscription TV network Showtime on Friday June 28. The documentary is directed by Kyler Schelling, who also wrote it alongside executive producer Assaf Swissa, a longtime business associate of Edelman’s.
“Much like Jules’ career, ‘100%’ probably should have never happened, but Showtime shared our vision, and empowered us creatively to make something we hope is unlike anything you’ve seen before,” Swissa told Debbie Emery of The Wrap.
The documentary reportedly features segments with Mark Wahlberg, Snoop Dogg, Michael Strahan, Deion Sanders, and Tom Brady, among others.
It will be the second high-profile sports documentary about a Patriots player released in the past year. “Tom vs Time” was created by Gotham Chopra and released on Facebook between January and March of 2018. The six-part series focused on Tom Brady, both as a professional NFL athlete and as a family man, offering a rare behind-the-scenes look at Brady’s quest to maintain a high standard of physical and mental athletic performance despite his advancing age.
“Tom vs Time” was recently announced as a Sports Emmy nominee.
Edelman, for his part, said that keeping “100%” under wraps and not talking about it until now has been “tough,” as he’s “excited” about how the film turned out. He also complimented Showtime as being “amazing” to work with, and stated that “it turns out making movies is a lot of fun.”
“100% Julian Edelman” will premiere at 9 pm on June 28.