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Saturday, August 17, 2019

Steve Nash to produce film about 1980s Dallas ecstasy scene


Two-time NBA MVP Steve Nash has only been officially retired for a few months, and he’s already partaking in some rather interesting ventures.

According to a Thursday feature by Dave McNary of Variety, the 41-year-old has officially signed on as an executive producer for an upcoming independent film about 1980s Dallas. The movie will reportedly focus on the Dallas party/rave scene in the era of legal ecstasy.

“Having played in Dallas for six years, I was drawn to this project for its relationship with the city,” said Nash of the eccentric endeavor. “After poring over the material I found an incredibly unique story with so many vibrant characters and a bold history known as the origin to the rave scene ecstasy culture. Its footprints are now all over the world.”

Nash was with the Mavericks from 1998 to 2004, averaging 14.6 points per game and 7.2 assists per game in his time there, while also being selected to two All-Star teams. Now we’re getting an indication that his connection to the city of Dallas went well beyond his spoils on the hardwood.

Though Nash probably won’t be giving Paul Thomas Anderson a run for his money anytime soon, I’m still expecting big things from him in this one. This is a guy who never shies away from a challenge and has already produced numerous cinematic masterpieces on his YouTube channel.

Case in point:

Let’s just hope that this film turns into a box office smash hit so that it becomes the defining memory of Nash’s forties rather than that disastrous tenure with the Lakers.

From dominating the NBA to producing films about MDMA. Stephen John Nash: a man of many talents.

H/T Dallas Morning News

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