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A movie is being made about the life of former Eagles long snapper Jon Dorenbos


Film director, producer, and Philadelphia native Mike Tollin is making a movie about former (and forever) Eagles long snapper Jon Dorenbos, according to a report from Deadline.

For those unaware, Tolin has been involved in a number of notable films such as Radio and Coach Carter.

The deal encompasses life rights and an option on Life Is Magic, a book Dorenbos is writing for Simon & Schuster with Larry Platt, author of books on such Philadelphia-based sports stars as Allen Iverson. Tollin will quickly hire a scribe who’ll simultaneously develop a movie Tollin will produce, with development financed through the inspirational sports film slate he’s assembling through a recent deal involving IMG and Mandalay Sports Media.

Dorenbos, as we know, isn’t your run-of-the-mill “who cares about this guy” long snapper.

He finished his NFL career tied with Harold Carmichael for most consecutive games played for the Eagles. He’s a part of franchise history.

Dorenbos has obviously been through a lot off the field, as well. His father murdered his mother when he was a youth. Dorenbos’ own life was in danger last summer when he found out he needed immediate open heart surgery due to a previously undetected aortic aneurysm.

Thankfully, Dorenbos made a full recovery. And now in addition to being a famous magician, he’s also a Super Bowl champion. Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie said that Dorenbos will be getting a championship ring.

This movie should definitely be interesting to watch.


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