Steph Curry is taking a page from LeBron James’ book and getting into the film and TV business. The Golden State Warrior point guard launched Unanimous Media in April and is already making moves in Hollywood. Besides inking a multiyear deal with Sony Pictures to produce content for television and movies, Curry has several projects in the works. Here are three you should look out for.
On Wednesday it was announced that Curry’s Unanimous Media and Viola Davis’ JuVee Productions has signed on to executive produce a documentary about the 2015 church shooting in Charleston, South Carolina, entitled Emanuel. Per Variety, Emanuel chronicles the events of June 17, 2015, when Dylann Roof shot and killed nine people at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church. The movie premiered earlier this year at the Bentonville Film Festival and will screen later this month at the DOC NYC festival.
The NBA superstar also recently announced that his company has signed on to executive produce, Breakthrough, a faith-based drama from Fox 2000 along with DeVon Franklin. The move, which was finalized several months ago, is one of the first for Curry’s burgeoning media career. Based on a book by Joyce Smith titled The Impossible, Breakthrough tells the true story of how Joyce’s son, John Smith, fell through the ice and drowned, and was declared legally dead. A hour later, however, the basketball-loving 14-year-old was miraculously revived through the power of prayer. This Is Us actress Chrissy Metz stars as Smith, while Topher Grace plays a pastor. Breakthrough is set for a April 12, 2019, release.
While it’s no surprise that Curry, a devout Christian, is keen on developing faith-based films with Sony, he’s also dabbling in comedy. He Told Variety that he’s got a project in the works called “Church Hoppers,” a “Wedding Crashers”-esque comedy about a jilted groom who takes his pals along with him as he navigates the church scene in search of a new bride.
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