During December’s Disney Investor Day event, several basketball-related movies were announced including one based on NBA player Giannis Antetokounmpo called “Greek Freak” and another untitled project based on NBA’s Chris Paul.
According to Deadline, Disney is now developing another basketball-themed movie, with three-time Primetime Emmy Award nominee Jenifer Rice-Genzuk Henry joining the project to write. Disney is also in talks with Golden State Warriors’ 3-point superstar Steph Curry to produce Disney+ film.
Currently, no details on the plot of this film have yet been revealed. Disney+ is providing Disney with many opportunities to create more sport-related movies and shows like “Safety” and “The Mighty Ducks: Game Changers”, because they usually don’t perform as well at the box office, but they are often cheaper to make, so are more suited to going direct to streaming.
Jenifer Rice-Genzuk Henry has an overall deal with Disney and is an executive producer on “Black-ish” and “Grown-ish”. She is also currently co-writing the upcoming Disney+ remake of “Cheaper by the Dozen”, which will star Gabrielle Union and Zack Braff.
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