Overbrook Entertainment and Mad Chance Productions decided to tell the audience about one of the darkest periods in the life and career of the legendary basketball player Michael Jordan. According to The Tracking Board, executives from California-based film companies have acquired the rights to the script for The Prospect from young author Ben Epstein.|
Epstein made his debut as a Hollywood screenwriter this summer with the thriller "On the Same Wavelength," which did not generate much delight from critics and audiences. Ben clearly hopes that only the first pancake will come out lump. Yesterday, The Prospect script was featured on the Dream Factory's annual Blacklist of Best Unrealized Projects, and a couple of hours later there were buyers for it.
The sports drama will unfold in the 90s of the last century, when Jordan unexpectedly announced his retirement from basketball and decided to try his hand at baseball.
On June 20, 1993, the Chicago Bulls, led by Jordan, won their third consecutive National Basketball Association title. In the same summer, a terrible tragedy occurred in the athlete's family. On August 3, North Carolina police found the body of the basketball player's father, who had been missing since July 23. It turned out that Jordan Sr. was killed by two teenagers trying to steal his car.
In early October of the same year, Michael Jordan convened a special press conference at which he announced his retirement as a basketball player. Four months later, he signed with the Chicago White Sox baseball team. According to Michael himself, he wanted to fulfill the dream of his late father. Jordan's success in the new sport left much to be desired. In March 1995, His Air returned to basketball to bring the Chicago Bulls three more championship trophies in a row.
The film will be produced by the heads of Overbrook Entertainment and Mad Chance Productions Will Smith (The Pursuit of Happyness) and Andrew Lazar (The Sniper).
The Topic of Article: Will Smith talks about the life of Michael Jordan.