Omari Hardwick’s newest role shows him stepping into a beautiful Father Daughter dynamic with Marsai Martin, as the two star as Callie and Bobby Coleman in Paramount+’s new heartfelt comedy, Fantasy Football.
In the father-daughter sports-themed FANTASY FOOTBALL, everything changes for teenager Callie A. Coleman (Marsai Martin) when she discovers she can magically control her father, Bobby’s (Omari Hardwick) performance on the football field; whatever Callie does in the video game mirrors what Bobby does on the field. When Callie plays as her dad, a running back for the Atlanta Falcons, in EA Sports Madden NFL 23, she transforms Bobby from a fumble-plagued journeyman to a star running back, much to the teen’s delight and the wonderment of his wife Keisha (Kelly Rowland). With the NFL playoffs looming, and the pressures of Callie’s new commitment to her friends on the robotics team mounting, Callie and Bobby must forge ahead to keep the magic a secret as they juggle the highs and lows of their newfound success – while
rediscovering what it really means to be a family.
The film is as heartwarming as it is funny and it’s perfect for all ages this holiday season. We sat down with the cast to talk all about it, check out the conversation below!