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It takes a legend to play a legend.

According to ESPN, two-time Oscar winner Robert De Niro is attached to play football coach Vince Lombardi in the aptly-titled biopic 'Lombardi.'

The film will be written by Eric Roth, who in 1994 won an Oscar for writing 'Forest Gump' and with whom De Niro worked with on the 2006 film 'The Good Shepherd.' It takes a legend to play a legend.

According to ESPN, two-time Oscar winner Robert De Niro is attached to play football coach Vince Lombardi in the aptly-titled biopic 'Lombardi.'

The film will be written by Eric Roth, who in 1994 won an Oscar for writing 'Forest Gump' and with whom De Niro worked with on the 2006 film 'The Good Shepherd.'

'Lombardi,' which is being developed by ESPN Films, Andell Entertainment and the NFL, will tackle Lombardi's illustrious career in football, starting in 1959 when he took over the Green Bay Packers, then the worst team in the NFL. Under Lombardi's direction, the team went on to become champions.

The film will also feature the longstanding rivalry between Lombardi and Dallas Cowboys coach Tom Landry, according to the report. No word yet on who will play Landry.

'Lombardi' is tentatively scheduled to hit theaters the weekend before the 2012 Super Bowl.