Aaron Rodgers, Anthony Hemingway Partner for College Football Drama 'Work Horses'

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Aaron Rodgers, Desmond Howard, Anthony Hemingway

Amazon Studios is behind the feature.

Current and past NFL players have boarded a feature that will tackle the world of college football.

Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers and Desmond Howard, a past Heisman winner and Super Bowl MVP and current college football analyst, are developing the drama Work Horses with award-winning director Anthony Hemingway for Amazon Studios. 

The synopsis for the project reads: Set in the world of college football, Work Horses exposes the huge discrepancies between the lives of the players and the universities that make millions off of them. The story shines a light on the currently heated debate between what is considered the “American” sport, but actually with questionable treatment of its players, winning championships but leaving them with nothing. Star athletes who can’t afford to put food on the table, and graduate college with a middle-school-level education and no other prospects. 

Rodgers and Howard will executive produce, along with Ryan Rottman. Former LSU receiver Abram Booty will produce with Nate Raabe.

Hemingway, who won an Emmy for his work on The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Storywill also produce and direct from a script by journalist-turned-screenwriter Matthew King.

Hemingway is repped by WME and Hansen Jacobson; Howard and Aaron Rodgers are repped by CAA; King is repped by Verve and McKuin Frankel.