James Franco and Christopher Mintz-Plasse Star in Trailer for Madden 16

Posted on August 22, 2015

Electronic Arts just released the trailer for the upcoming videogame Madden NFL 16 and it's hilarious. EA created Madden: The Movie to sell the game. It's a pulpy action comedy film which stars Dave Franco and Christopher Mintz-Plasse.

The bad guy has kidnapped Franco's girlfriend and will not return her unless Franco and Mintz-Plasse play him in Madden 16 and defeat him. To train for this epic confrontation they call in some big guns, including Buffalo Bills Coach Rex Ryan and New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski. Naturally, they all have their own action hero names, as well.

James Franco plays Blade Johnson, Christopher Mintz-Plasse is Janet, New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski plays Half Top, presumably due to his penchant for wearing very short shirts, Buffalo Bills Coach Rex Ryan is Lil' Pepper (for no discernible reason), Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones is Trick Montalban, Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown is Sticky Bun and San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick plays Al Pacino in his role from Scent of a Woman.

There are ridiculous costumes, over the top action footage and lots of cheesy dialogue. Madden 16 will be released on August 25th. Take a look:

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