Because watching grown women throw bottles of wine on the small screen wasn’t enough, “Basketball Wives” producer Shaunie O’Neal has teamed with TV executive Tracey Edmonds to produce a full-length movie about women dating basketball players.
The project centers around a young woman who follows her boyfriend to Miami after he gets drafted into the NBA. Thrust into the world of professional sports, she meets the other players’ wives and learns from their trials and tribulations. Sounds like “The Game” TV show, but a movie version centered around basketball instead of football.
Tracey Edmonds told Variety magazine, “The beauty of a feature film is that we’ll have the ability to dig much deeper into the stories and characters that come from this very colorful world and create a very juicy, action-packed narrative.” She added that Shaunie reached out about the project via Twitter.
The film will be written by “Jumping The Broom” writer Elizabeth Hunter.
So is it wrong to assume that will likely be about a “chick like Evelyn”, on VH1’s ‘Basketball Wives’, who meets a ball player and has several fights along the way?
We all know what sells tickets!