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Disney has begun its casting call for a new movie titled ‘Greek Freak’, focusing on the life of Giannis and his brother Thanasis Antetokounmpo.
“This story recounts their rise, with the help of their family, from undocumented Nigerian immigrants, living in Greece to basketball superstars in America,” it said on the casting website.
It is so far unclear if the film will also feature Alex and Kostas, the other two Antetokoumpo brothers. All four brothers are currently continuing to rise and become NBA superstars, with Giannis already proved to be one of the greatest NBA players in recent years.
Giannis recently shared on Instagram an interview filmed in 2013, presenting what were the Greek international’s career goals for the future.
The video shows the ‘The Players Tribune’ interviewer asking Giannis about goals for his future career, with the humble Greek-Nigerian wishing only, “To be an NBA player”.
Seven years later, ‘The Greek Freak’ is now the reigning NBA MVP. In the 2016/17 season, less than five years after the interview was filmed, Giannis became the first player in NBA history to finish a regular season in the top 20 in all five statistics of total points, rebounds, assists, steals, and blocks.
The casting website says they are looking for young actors to play two versions of Giannis. The first is a 13-15 years old who will play Giannis in his early teens. The second is a slightly older Giannis, depicting The Greek Freaks rise to stardom.
No acting experience is required for the role, according to Disney. To learn more about the role, click on this link.