As originally reported in-depth by Football Outsiders' Mike Tanier, and echoed by MDS at the Fanhouse, indie actor/director Tim Carr is making a film called Leaf: An Almost True Story about colossal draft bust Ryan Leaf, the most hated thing in San Diego since that one cloudy day a few years back. Here's the trailer:
Strangely, Leaf hasn't denounced the project — he even left open the posibility of a cameo when Carr contacted him.
“I was bracing to get cursed out,” admits Carr, who stressed to Leaf that while the movie would show all his foibles, it wouldn’t be a hatchet job.
In other words, Leaf will be portrayed as an incompetent asshole, but he'll be portrayed as an incompetent asshole fairly.