Screen icons Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin reunite for upcoming comedy film ‘80 for Brady’

Nov 18, 2022
Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin star together once more for upcoming sporty comedy '80 for Brady'. Source: Twitter @artetajdeacosta

Comedy queens Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin are back together again, and instead of running a raunchy vibrator company, they’re taking a wild trip to the Super Bowl to see their hunky hero, Tom Brady.

Grace and Frankie fans who are feeling the withdrawals from not seeing Fonda and Tomlin together on the screen will be thrilled to learn that the pair have joined forces once again to star in a new romantic comedy film 80 for Brady.

Teaming up with the comedy duo are actresses Rita Moreno and Sally Field, who all play four best friends and die-hard New England Patriot football fans.

Inspired by true events, 80 for Brady follows the story of the fab four ladies who feel that ageing has made them boring and decide to spice up their lives with a crazy trip to the Super Bowl to see seven-time Super Bowl Champion Brady, in action.

“Isn’t that what friendship is? That we face the unknown together,” Field’s character can be heard saying in the trailer. And just like that, the four women embark on a journey filled with chaos and laughter as they made their way to partake in the nation’s biggest sporting event.

News of Fonda and Tomlin’s upcoming film together comes months after Fonda announced her cancer diagnosis.

In a candid interview with Entertainment Tonight, the actress-activist opened up on having to be “realistic” about death.

“I’m not going to be around for much longer,” the 84-year-old said.

“When you get to be my age, you better be aware of the amount of time that is behind you, as opposed to in front of you. I mean, that’s just realistic.

“I’m ready. I’ve had a great life. Not that I want to go, but I’m aware that it’s going to be sooner rather than later.”

The Grace and Frankie star also shared that although she feels ready, there are still some things in life she wants to see before she goes.

“I want to see my grandkids get old enough so that I go out knowing that they’re gonna be okay, that would be important,” she said.

The veteran actress first revealed she’d been diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma to fans on social media on September 2, reassuring them that the cancer is “very treatable” and has already undergone chemotherapy.

“This is not my first encounter with cancer. I’ve had breast cancers and had a mastectomy and come through very well and I will do so again,” Fonda said.

80 for Brady premieres in theatres on February 3, 2023

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