Disney + is working on a new feature film about basketball superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo, who was named the NBA’s Most Valuable Player (MVP) this year.
The movie which is currently named ‘Greek Freak’ (Giannis’ nickname) will look at Antetokounmpo’s early life and current career and according to Deadline, former Disney and Village Roadshow Pictures executive Bernie Goldman, who produced 300, will produce from a script written by Arash Amel, who also worked on A Private War.
The film will be based on Giannis’ family life, his childhood, and upbringing in Greece, as well as his professional career and his rise to stardom as one of the greatest players on earth.
Giannis, who is also going to become a dad soon, is expected to receive a historic five-year, $253 million contract extension from the Bucks next summer, as the team hopes to secure a long-term deal before he can test free agency in 2021.
The ‘Greek Freak’s inspirational story seems like an ideal choice for a Disney sports film, after the company’s success of “Remember The Titans,” “Miracle” and “The Rookie.”