Favre 4-Ever on NFL Network

NFL Network is bringing Brett Favre and Billy Bob Thornton together.

Thornton will narrate the National Football League channel’s Favre 4-Ever, which debuts Friday, Dec. 24 at 1 p.m. (EST), one hour before Favre’s Green Bay Packers visit the Minnesota Vikings.

The NFL Films special tells the quarterback’s story, from the car accident that nearly killed him in college to the emotional 24 hours that followed his father’s death.

Guests appearing on Favre 4-Ever include wife Deanna Favre; mother Bonita Favre; former coaches Mike Holmgren, Steve Mariucci and Jerry Glanville; and teammates Doug Pederson and Ryan Longwell.

NFL Network will reair Favre 4-Ever Friday, Dec. 31 at 9 p.m. (EST/PST).