A documentary film about the life and legacy of the basketball legendary player is in development following the success of the Michael Jordan docu-series.
AceShowbiz -Basketball icon Earvin “Magic” Johnson is set to have his life story adapted for the screen following the huge success of the recent Michael Jordan docu-series.
The Los Angeles Lakers legend has granted “unprecedented access” to production officials at XTR, H.wood Media, NSV, and Delirio Films to put together the feature, which has yet to be appointed a director, reports Variety.
Johnson won five National Basketball Association Championship titles with the Lakers in the 1980s, claimed the gold medal at the 1992 Olympics as a member of the U.S. national team and has twice been inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame.
He is also well known as an advocate for HIV/AIDS research and prevention after revealing he was HIV positive in 1991 and for his success as a businessman following his retirement from the sport.
“In these unprecedented times we need films that celebrate heroes more than ever,” XTR CEO Bryn Mooser expressed in a statement.
“As one of the most legendary, hardworking and resilient public figures of our time, Magic Johnson’s accomplishments both on and off the court are something worth spotlighting to the world and we’re excited to tell that story and work closely with him and NSV to take viewers inside his remarkable journey.”
The news of the feature-length project emerges weeks after Jordan’s career was examined for “The Last Dance“, which became the most-popular ESPN documentary in the network’s history.
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