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Friday, November 17, 2017

Jeremy Lin documentary reportedly being produced

Even though Jeremy Lin‘s one-time massive popularity has tailed off, that’s not stopping Hollywood from trying to cash in on the story of the Knicks point guard who came out of nowhere to have the country swooned over him this season.

According to the LA Times, a documentary chronicling Lin’s meteoric rise from humble beginnings to stardom is being shopped around to movie distributors. The doc, which is yet to be titled (get your Lin puns ready), is still in production and will also focus on Lin’s Christian faith. It is being directed by filmmaker Evan Jackson Leong, a friend of Lin’s who has been filming the currently injured point guard for years. The film is being produced by film production companies 408 Films and Endgame Entertainment, which also backed the Oscar-nominated “An Education” in 2009.

No word on a release date yet. But Hollywood getting a piece of Lin was pretty much inevitable, right? And while a documentary about Lin’s story sounds appealing, it doesn’t have the appeal I think a big-time scripted movie would have. I’d much rather see a “Moneyball”-esque dramatic version starring Josh Brolin as Mike D’Antoni, Chris Brown as Carmelo Anthony, Anthony Mackie as J.R. Smith, and John Cho in the lead role. You’re slipping, Hollywood.

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