It amazing the strange and wonderful things that you find while browsing the internet. Like this…
A biopic of Stephon Marbury, the former NBA star basketball player who would later move to China, and currently plays for the Beijing Ducks of the Chinese Basketball Association, will go into production in the next year.
The project, to be titled “My Other Home,” is part of a 5-picture deal between Village Roadshow Pictures Asia and China’s Beijing Hairun Pictures, which was announced at the Beijing International Film Festival this morning. The two companies describe the agreement as “a long-term partnership in the joint development, financing, production and distribution of feature films.”
Marbury, who came to Beijing in 2011 and transformed both himself and his Beijing pro team into champions, will star in the film, playing himself, says the press release, in a scripted film that will cover his move to China.
Marbury has been playing basketball professionally in China since 2010, first signing with the Shanxi Zhongyu Brave Dragons of the Chinese Basketball Association, before moving over to join the Foshan Dralions, and then the Beijing Ducks, taking the team to the playoffs, and eventually to their first ever CBA Finals match-up against the then 7-time champion Guangdong Southern Tigers, during the 2011–2012 season.
In 2014, Marbury won a second CBA championship with the Beijing Ducks, and just last month, he won his third CBA championship with the team.