Paul Finebaum provides update on potential sitcom about his life and radio show
Over the offseason, as we’ve learned about SEC Network host Paul Finebaum’s negotiations with ESPN, it was revealed that there was interest in a sitcom about his life.
Not much is known about the project yet, but during a Q&A session with Scott Fowler of The Charlotte Observer, Finebaum provided a bit of an update.
Finebaum said there is interest from a production company and a well-known actor is interested in portraying Finebaum:
SF: What is the current status of the talks about a potential sitcom based on your life?
PF: The conversations are getting very serious. There is a major Hollywood production company involved and already several writers are working on the script to be pitched to the major networks soon.
The biggest news is a well-known actor is extremely interested in playing the lead. We did a call recently and it was fairly bizarre having a successful Hollywood actor asking me about me. He is considerably younger, so the idea is to set the sitcom at an early point in my career.
SF: Who’s the actor?
PF: I am proud to announce that Matt Damon will be playing me.
Just kidding. Until we get to the next phase, the producers have strongly encouraged me not to reveal the name.
We’ll see what happens with this potential sitcom moving forward, but it does seem as if there is interest out there.
To read Fowler’s full conversation with Finebaum, click here.