One of Disney’s upcoming sport themed movies for Disney+ is “Greek Freak”, which tells the true story of NBA players Giannis Antetokounmpo and his brother Thanasis. This story recounts their rise, with the help of their family, from undocumented Nigerian immigrants, living in Greece to basketball superstars in America.
Variety is reporting that newcomer Uche Agada will be playing Giannis Antetokounmpo, with Yetide Badaki playing his mother, Vera, and Dayo Okeniyi will play his father, Charles.
This will be Uche Agada’s first acting role, and he applied when he saw an Instagram post on Giannis’s social media account. Yetide Badaki has previously starred in “American Gods” and “This Is Us.” And Dayo Okeniyi has previously starred in “Shades of Blue” and “See”.
The upcoming Disney+ Original film will be directed by Akin Omotoso, who previously directed Catching Feelings and Tell Me Sweet Something. He has also previously starred in Blood Diamond and Queen of Katwe.
Arash Amel will be writing the script with Bernie Goldmann producing. Giannis Antetokounmpo will also be working on the movie as an executive producer.
Production on the series is set to take place later this summer.
Are you looking forward to seeing “Greek Freak” on Disney+?