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Briscoe film in the works

Posted by ESPN.com's Bill Williamson

The final script of a film documenting the life of Marlin Briscoe, the first African-American quarterback in the NFL, is close to completion. The movie is set for a release sometime next year. The movie is still in the casting phase and shooting is set to start later this year.

This year is the 40th anniversary of Briscoe joining the Denver Broncos, who were in the AFL at that point. The film will be named, "The Magician," which was Briscoe's nickname.

Briscoe went on to be a receiver for the Bills, Dolphins and Patriots. Briscoe, 62, now works at several youth football camps.