Stephen Curry Partners with John Legend, Will Arnett on Sports-Related Projects
Stephen Curry has kept plenty busy while recovering from hand surgery. The two-time NBA MVP and three-time champion with the Golden State Warriors has spent his spare time supporting his wife, Ayesha, at an award ceremony in Napa, California; calling into Ayesha’s cooking show on QVC; chaperoning his daughters, Riley and Ryan, to games at the new Chase Center in San Francisco; and, now, joining forces with Grammy-winning singer, songwriter, producer, actor and philanthropist John Legend, and noted actor and producer Will Arnett.
According to Variety, Steph’s Unanimous Media and John’s Get Lifted Film Co. are partnering on a project called “Signing Day.” The film—which centers on a rising sports agent who resorts to “illegal and unethical means” to sign a young basketball star as her client—will be one of the first to be developed under the first-look deal that Steph signed with Sony Pictures in 2018. Screenwriter Adam Hoff is currently attached.
Per The Hollywood Reporter, the 31-year-old Akron, Ohio native will also be co-producing a forthcoming sports comedy series called The Second Half for FOX, alongside Will's production company, Electric Avenue, under Fox Entertainment. The multi-camera sitcom, with Sean Clements set to write the script, will tell the story of a retired NBA player who returns to Charlotte to begin the next phase of his life by buying a car wash, and reconnecting with family and friends, but finds difficulty in both endeavors.
To date, Steph’s production credits include two feature-length documentaries, Emanuel and Jump Shot: The Kenny Sailors Story, the dramatic film Breakthrough, ABC’s miniature golf competition show Holey Moley and an upcoming documentary series for Quibi called Benedict Men. He has also appeared as himself in FOX’s Family Guy and The Simpsons, HBO’s Ballers and Facebook Watch’s Stephen vs. The Game, as well as a wide range of studio and talk shows.
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