Earlier this year, it was revealed that Walt Disney Studios was making a new Disney+ Original movie called Greek Freak, which will tell 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.

The 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 the script with Bernie Goldmann producing. Giannis Antetokounmpo will also be working on the movie as an executive producer.


Production on the film will begin in 2021 in Greece and other US locations.

Casting is currently underway, with Giannis Antetokounmpo tweeting out on social media that casting is underway for the main roles.

If you would like to star in the movie, you can find casting information by clicking here


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