I ran across this yesterday and thought it was the sort of thing about which you'd like to be made aware: Will Ferrell and Andre Benjamin of OutKast are making a movie entited "Semi-Pro" about an ABA Basketball team. Sold. That's all I need. To be honest, I was sold after "Will Ferrell," but I thought it polite to go ahead and finish the sentence.
IMDB lists the plot outline was, "Jackie Moon (Ferrell), the owner-coach-player of the American Baketball Association's Flint Michigan Tropics, rallies his teammates to make their NBA dreams come true."
Will Ferrell may have been born for the sole purpose of playing an ABA player/coach. I don't know that I've ever seen Andre Benjamin act, but that's of secondary importance. Woody Harrelson has been cast, too, though I don't know in what role. He's got a pretty decent track record with basketball movies.
It's described as being in "pre-production," and I don't know exactly what that means, but I think it means the movie is a long, long way away from being in a theatre. There's another reason to keep on living if you were running short.
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