Disney Plus Pronounces Giannis Antetokounmpo Biopic ‘Rise’
It have to be top to be Giannis Antetokounmpo proper now. He is a two-time NBA MVP, led the Milwaukee Bucks to the 2021 NBA championship, unfolded the brand new season with a win against the Brooklyn Nets and now has a movie based on his existence set to superior on Disney Plus in 2022. The streaming provider formally announced the film through a press release.
Titled Rise, the film is based at the actual lifestyles story of Giannis, Thanasis and Kostas Antetokounmpo, who’re the primary trio of brothers to win an NBA championship (Giannis and Thanasis with the Bucks, Kostas with the Los Angeles Lakers in 2020). Rise will tell the tale of how the Antetokounmpo family, who’ve Nigerian background and Greek nationality, used imaginative and prescient, determination and religion to lift them out of obscurity and to the heights of NBA superstardom.
Uche Agada and Ral Agada, actual-lifestyles brothers, will play Giannis and Thanasis, respectively, even as Jaden Osimuwa and Elijah Shomanke are set for the roles of Kostas and fourth Antetokounmpo brother Alex. Dayo Okeniyi and Yetide Badaki are gambling the Antetokounmpo dad and mom, Charles and Vera. Manish Dayal, Taylor Nichols, Maximiliano Hernandez, Eddie Cahill, Pilar Holland and McColm Kona Cephas Jr. additionally superstar.
Akin Omotoso is directing, with Giannis Antetokounmpo onboard as an executive manufacturer.
“I am pleased and commemorated that Disney Plus is bringing my circle of relatives’s story to human beings all around the world,” said Antetokounmpo. “My desire is that it will inspire those in comparable situations to preserve the religion, live true to their goals and no longer to surrender on striving for a better life.”
Disney Plus did no longer offer any facts on whilst Rise may additionally debut at the streaming carrier.
The Mouse House has lengthy been a home for inspirational authentic sports story, having made Remember the Titans, The Rookie, Miracle, Queen of Katwe and Safety, which was also a Disney Plus unique movie.
Rise can be a Disney Plus different, so a subscription to the carrier may be required to watch it. Disney Plus is priced at a monthly charge of $7.ninety nine, however clients can sign up for a full year for $seventy nine.ninety nine. There is also a Disney Bundle alternative that mixes Disney Plus, ESPN Plus and Hulu for $13.99 consistent with month.
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