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Friday, August 28, 2015

OFF-TOPIC: Ex-Cardinal Star's New Film Debuts Today At A Theater Near You

Sure, he made a few stops along the way*, but Simeon Rice has now gone from the Arizona Cardinals to having his screen-writing/directorial/producerorial(?) debut tonight.

The Rolling Stone reports on "Unsullied", which it calls a "survival-horror film".  It will be opening at several Valley-area theaters tonight.

Rice was a top draft pick for the Cardinals, and became a sack stud in his four years in Arizona.  He was a key force in getting the team to the playoffs in his 3rd year, and was an always-entertaining interview on sports talkshows and TV.

We probably won't be seeing this movie, but we wish him all the best in his new line of work.  Here's how he compared the two:

"In football, what you see is what you get. It's a dog-eat-dog business, but the best will survive. The team that is supposed to win does win. The best person will win. Football is honest," he says. "You can't prepare for something like making a film. The hope is people connect with it, but that's an abstract thing. You can be the best actor in the world, but you still might not get the part. You can make the best film in the world, but that doesn't mean people are going to see it."

* Yeah, including the Super Bowl-winning stop in Tampa Bay, dammit.

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