Rob Gronkowski appears to be going Hollywood after all.
While his playing future in the NFL seems to be still up in the air as the tight end mulls retirement from the league, The Tracking Board reports that Gronkowski has been cast in an action movie titled “Boss Level” that’ll star Frank Grillo and Mel Gibson.
Grillo is said to be playing “a retired special forces veteran who becomes trapped in a never-ending loop that results in his death every day.” As for Gronkowski, Tracking Board reports that his role “is being kept under wraps, but you can safely expect him to throw a punch or two.”
While this is hardly the first movie that Gronkowski has been in while playing in the NFL (he appeared as himself in the Entourage movie among other lower budget films), it brings on a new meaning now that he reportedly is considering stepping away from the game. If he does, it’s said that he may dive deeper into an acting career or try his hand at the WWE, who reportedly have a contract waiting for him.
A photo surfaced this offseason with him accompanied by Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Sylvester Stallone seemingly looking over scripts. The two are also said to be urging him to go into acting thinking he’d do well in action movies.
That said, Patriots owner Robert Kraft did make some encouraging remarks on Monday as it relates to his tight end’s potential return in 2018 down at the NFL Owners Meeting down in Florida.
“I saw him a few weeks ago come into the building after hours, so ..,’’ Kraft said via The Boston Globe.
Gronkowski originally put his future in doubt following New England’s loss to the Eagles in Super Bowl LII.
“I’m definitely going to look at my future, for sure,” Gronk said at a podium in Minnesota at the time. “I’m going to sit down in the next couple of weeks and see where I’m at.”
Gronk is coming off a stellar 2017 campaign where he earned First-Team All-Pro honors by catching 69 receptions for 1,084 yards and eight touchdowns. Since he uttered those works in Minneapolis, there really hasn’t been any definitive answer one way or another if he’ll suit up for the Pats in 2018 or not.
So while he’s set to play a role in an action movie, his real-life NFL future is shaping out to be one epic drama.