Disney rumored to be working on Giannis Antetokounmpo biography film


Rumor has it that the Disney streaming service Disney+ doesn’t carry a lot of necessities as it opens to new subscribers this fall. But among the Star Wars and Disney Universes will apparently come another grab at a demographic that the massive entertainment corporation wants: sports fans.

According to a report from Deadline, Disney+ is in development with Giannis Antetokounmpo to create a movie about the Milwaukee Bucks star’s life.

The movie will be a live-action feature, which no doubt will put to the test Antetokounmpo’s interpersonal charisma should he appear on screen.

Via Deadline:

The upcoming streaming service has put Greek Freak (w/t), which will look at Antetokounmpo’s early life and current career, into development from Disney’s live-action film division.

Deadline understands that former Disney and Village Roadshow Pictures exec Bernie Goldman, who produced Zack Snyder’s 300, will produce from a script from Arash Amel, writer of Rosamund Pike and Jamie Dornan’s A Private War.

Look, this is okay with me. The more movies that Disney puts out that aren’t just live action remakes of animated classics, the better. Give us the Giannis movie and seven more JJ Abrams Star Wars titles and call it good.