NBA Star Giannis Antetokounmpo Tweets Casting Details for Disney Produced Biopic “Greek Freak”

Disney is holding an open casting call for their in-development biopic about NBA star Giannis Antetokounmpo with the athlete tweeting asking for lookalikes to step forward.

What’s Happening:

  • Disney is currently in development on a biopic about the life of NBA star Giannis Antetokounmpo of the Milwaukee Bucks.
  • The working title for the film is Greek Freak, Antetokounmpo’s nickname.
  • The story will focus on his upbringing and early NBA career.
  • According to the Casting Website, Disney is looking for Black actors ages 13-15 and 15-18 to play the Nigerian who grew up in Greece.
  • The film was originally being developed for Disney+, but with the recent reorganization, it’s unclear which platform the film will end up on, which would be a good choice for ESPN+ as well.
  • Antetokounmpo also shared a follow-up tweet with a few photos of he and his brother at the ages being cast for the film.

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