We have always been attuned to the best actors on the sports scene and looking for great roles for them to play on screen.
With the emergence of Manti Te'o's acting talent, we have been looking for scripts for him to perform on the silver screen. We foresee a long career as an actor, remaking some of the great tales of lost loves.
Rex Ryan and Manti Te'o will do Othello for the high-brow fans in the audience. In this update, the evil Iago Ryan convinces Manti that his girlfriend is a fraud and not really in love in with him. The result is that Manti kills her off, leading to tragic consequences.
Manti Te'o is a shoo-in as Elwood P. Dowd, the man who sees a giant invisible rabbit that leads his entire hometown to try to put him into a mental institution. But, the giant invisible rabbit is a pookha-and real. Harvey can be changed into a female, giving Manti the chance to play opposite another phantom.
Topper is the story of a respectable man who is haunted by a ghost of the beautiful Marian Kirby with whom he is always caught speaking to by puzzled friends who see no one. They think he has invented an imaginary girlfriend. Manti can take on the role of Topper with aplomb.
In Field of Dreams, Manti is out in his cornfield when voices start telling him if he wins the Heisman, "she" will come. This leads Manti into a frenzy of actions trying to find the girl of his dreams, but she may be hiding in the cornfield of the hereafter
In the Sixth Sense, a beautiful woman approaches Manti Te'o and he confesses that he sees "dead people." This begins a complex tale that ends in a surprise for the beautiful woman.
Another classic movie is Portrait of Jennie, the story of a young artist who is not inspired to paint until he meets the imaginary vision of Jennie, a girl who keeps popping up in his life and letting him paint her picture. Manti is a lock on the painter, though we cannot see the girl who would be Jennie.
Tarzan and the Secret Elephant Burial Grounds can be adapted for Manti to play the King of the Jungle on a quest to find the secret burial grounds of lost girlfriends, not elephants. He secretly follows one dying girl as she makes her way through the jungle to find a final resting place.
A grand movie career awaits Manti Te'o once his football career crashes down around him sooner than later.