Don Johnson is teaming up with director David Gordon Green, who both worked together on the HBO series Eastbound & Down, for a college football drama entitled Score. The actor wrote the script himself and will play an unconventional college football coach who recruits criminals to play on his team, with David Gordon Green attached to direct.
"I've actually written something that [Eastbound codirector] David Gordon Green is attached to direct. I'm gonna do it for streaming. It's called Score and it's set in the '80s, and it's about the rise of big-time college football. I play this outrageous fucking coach who breaks all the rules and recruits basically criminals and everybody else and shoots the finger [extends middle finger in my direction] to the NCAA. I wrote it in October and I wanna get it financed completely so I can go to the marketplace without layers and layers of executives and bureaucrats. In my mind if you're not bringing something to the dance, but you're taking a big chunk of the cash, I got no room for you."
"I got into a thing four or five months ago when it was just pouring out of me. I'm doing a thing with Robert Rodriguez that I wrote. It's about a guy who essentially becomes the Terminator in the 21st century. He's an NSA experiment that's gone terribly wrong. They've injected him with nanorobots to give him the computing power and destructive abilities of Deep Blue. And with all that power, he goes off the fuckin' grid. And I'm an ex-NSA operative who went crazy in the Balkans, and they come get me out of the loony bin to get this guy."
David Gordon Green most recently directed the indie drama Joe starring Nicolas Cage, and he is in post-production on Manglehorn. Don Johnson starred in the hit comedy The Other Woman and Cold in July, which opens in theaters today, May 23.