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Monday, April 9th, 2012 at 10:35 am  |  18 responses

A Jeremy Lin Documentary is Being Created


You just knew that it was only a matter of time until Hollywood took a closer look at “Linsanity”. According to the LA Times, the Jeremy Lin documentary is being shopped to various studios: “Lin is the subject of a documentary that is being pitched to distributors in Hollywood by agency CAA; footage is currently being assembled. According to a person familiar with the pitch who was not authorized to talk about it publicly, the movie (no firm title yet, so let your pun-riddled imagination run wild) looks both at Lin’s unlikely run in the NBA as well at his humble background. Los Angeles-born and Palo-Alto raised, Lin shone at Harvard after being passed over by recruiters at college powerhouses, then bounced around pro basketball as an undrafted free agent before landing with the Knicks. The movie will also include elements of his Christian faith. The Lin doc is being directed by Evan Jackson Leong, Lin’s friend and a filmmaker in his own right. A former assistant to ‘Fast and Furious’ franchise director Justin Lin (no relation), Leong previously directed a documentary about Christianity in Asia titled ’1040′ and also has been shooting Lin for years. The film will be produced by 408 Films and Endgame Entertainment, which previously produced the Oscar favorite ‘An Education’ and the documentary ‘Every Little Step;’ it’s currently working on a documentary series about American sports for HBO.”

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  • abaci

    Isn’t this story 2 months old?

  • http://www.fullc0urtpress.com KHOLIDAY

    They’re not done with all of this Lin stuff yet?

  • jayrose

    wow seriously??

  • http://slamonline.com charliewinning

    Get your money Lin.

  • Melanie

    No matter what..can never get enough of Lin..:)

  • toinefan88

    I could see maybe a viral video, that will be one short documentary.

  • http://www.slamonline.com spit hot fiyah

    off course they r not done, more paper to be made

  • cru_thik305

    and yet a guy like isaiah thomas barely gets any attention smh

  • http://www.kb24.com The Seed

    So I guess Flip Murray is getting a documentary too, I would rather see a documentary on Tim Tebow. BOOK IT!!

  • bike

    Couldn’t they do this in a long commercial?

  • cindy

    This will be great. An underdog story. An intelligent, educated, athletic, and humble person. A great movie i predict. Love it.
    Linsanity Forever!!!!!

  • Heals

    @SpitHot, yessir! I heard on the NBAToday podcast about these guys who rushed to get the first Lin Bio out. They released 6 versions based on different reading levels. So not only were rushing to get the bio (unauthorized) out, but they wanted to sell it to anybody they could…

  • Heals

    Hmmmm, melanie and cindy, ehhhh. LL Cool J – Ladies Love Cool Jeremy…

  • Y.C.Chen

    @cru_thik305, it’s about the ethnicity, if that’s not clear to you. it’s the same as a western dude who knows kung fu, and he’ll really stand out too.

  • http://slamonline.com Ugh

    @cru_thik305 – Yeah, I know what you mean. It’s not like Thomas had a documentary made about him. Damn unfair.

  • http://www.slamonline.com spit hot fiyah

    ^lol

  • gary ganeth

    i cant wait….
    JL brought me to NBA… hope to watch his story…

  • http://dennysisforwinners.blogspot.com DennysFishTacos

    A lot of ignoranace

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