Melo and Howard to star in B-Ball movie “Amazing”
Carmelo Anthony(notes) and Dwight Howard(notes) will “star in a basketball film with an award-winning Chinese director named ‘Amazing,'” the NBA and Shanghai Film Group announced Tuesday, August 24, 2010.
The Associated Press reports that the NBA/SFG called the production “the first NBA-themed motion picture outside of North America.” Filming in New York, Beijing and Shanghai will run through November, with an opening slated for next summer. Chinese director, Hu Xuehua, nickname: Sherwood Hu is well-renowned in China. Carmelo Anthony and Dwight Howard will be joined by well-known Asian actors and Eric Mabius of “Ugly Betty” and “The Crow: Salvation”.
Quoth the NBA/SFG release:
“Amazing,” a basketball-themed movie about young people achieving their dreams through hard work, follows a long list of NBA-inspired movies made in the U.S., including “He Got Game” (1998), with Academy Award-winner Denzel Washington; “Eddie” (1996), with Academy Award-winner Whoopi Goldberg (1992); “Space Jam” (1996), with six-time NBA champion Michael Jordan; and “Forget Paris” (1996) with Billy Crystal.
2009 NBA Playoffs: Kanye West “Amazing” [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y9xTIUBJ-sE[/youtube]
(Writing and links from YAHOO Sports Article: Dated Wednesday, Aug 25 12:45PM)