Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Carmelo Anthony and Dwight Howard are going to be in a movie



Basketball-stars-turned-actors are a rarity nowadays. That's pretty shocking considering the large number of floppers in the NBA today.

But that's exactly what Carmelo Anthony and Dwight Howard are doing. They won't be ditching basketball by any means, but they sure are going to try their hands at being in movies. Take it away, Associated Press:

Denver's Carmelo Anthony and Orlando's Dwight Howard will star in a basketball film with an award-winning Chinese director titled "Amazing."

The NBA and Shanghai Film Group announced the joint production effort on Tuesday, calling it "the first NBA-themed motion picture outside of North America."

That’s pretty interesting and unique. First of all, there aren’t many NBA-themed motion pictures anywhere, period. Not unless you count movies like Space Jam and Like Mike, which were really bad.

Second of all, Carmelo and Dwight are taking a pretty big step here, I’d say. Not only is Carmelo Anthony having himself a bit of drama, but Dwight Howard is going to face some stark criticism from his pretty awful playoff performance this past May.

Making a movie in the midst of a lot of problems is totally the way to get more focused on your career,which is not acting.

Either way, let’s hope they do a good job. I have no idea what kind of movie this will be, but if it’s anything like Shaquille O’neal’s acting debut in Kazaam, I’m going to be pretty pissed off.


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