‘Friday Night Lights’ Director — Teaching NFL Stars How to Make It In Hollywood

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It”s been 5 years since former NFL MVP Shaun Alexander hung up his cleats … but now, our sources has learned the ex-Seattle Seahawks star is exploring a new career … in Hollywood.

Sources tell us … Shaun — along with 21 other past and present NFL players — are participating in the NFL Pro-Hollywood Boot Camp in March — a training program to help players transition to another line of work after their playing days are over.

We”re told … stars like Phillip Buchanon, Darrius Heyward-Bey, Derek Hagan, Justin Fargas and Hank Baskett are all signed up to learn about several facets of the entertainment industry — from writing to production and even film financing.

In fact, sources say “Friday Night Lights” director Peter Berg will lead one of the training sessions — along with “Meteor Man” star Robert Townsend and Legendary Pictures honcho Thomas Tull … who produced all of the Christopher Nolan “Batman” movies.

Fun Fact — Justin Fargas already has a Hollywood connection … his father Antonio Fargas played Huggy Bear in the TV classic “Starsky and Hutch.”