Hoping to join the ranks of such timeless basketball-meets-politics films as White Men Can’t Jump, The Air Up There and Space Jam (come on, as if the whole Monstars V. Looney Tunes conflict is NOT a direct descendant of the Melian Dialogue), 20th Century Fox has officially bought the rights to “Diplomats”, a comedy inspired by former basketball star/full-time eccentric Dennis Rodman’s recent “diplomatic” trips to North Korea.
The Hollywood Reporter provided the following description: “Diplomats is described as a two-hander that takes its cues from the antics of the 6-foot-7 former NBA player Rodman, known as ‘The Worm.'” The movie is set to be directed by Tim Story, whose recent movie ‘Ride Along’ with Kevin Hart and Ice Cube has already drawn in $123 million in the US.
What leaves us wondering is how Story will decide to depict Rodman struggling to find the right words as he tweets the Supreme Leader in an effort to get him to release political prisoner Kenneth Bae, or the moment when The Worm finally decides to bravely come to terms with his own alcohol addiction. The no-brainer is which part of this whole saga will end up as the dramatic climax:
Take a bow, Worm. Take a bow.
By Alex Stevens
[Video via: Liveleak.com]