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Wednesday, May 2nd, 2012 at 9:50 am  |  19 responses

‘Basketball Wives’ is Being Turned Into a Movie


Worst.News.Ever. Variety reports: “Fox Searchlight has acquired an untitled pitch from ‘Jumping the Broom’ producer Tracey Edmonds and ‘Basketball Wives’ star Shaunie O’Neal. ‘Broom’ scribe Elizabeth Hunter will pen the script, with Edmonds and O’Neal producing under the former’s Our Stories Films banner. Shingle’s Glendon Palmer and Phil Robinson will exec produce. O’Neal, the ex-wife of NBA superstar Shaquille O’Neal, exec produces and stars in VH1′s ‘Basketball Wives.’ Drawing loosely from the lives of O’Neal and some of her friends, the Searchlight project centers around a young woman who follows her boyfriend to Miami after he gets drafted into the NBA. Thrust into the world of professional sports, she meets the other players’ wives and learns from their trials and tribulations. ‘The beauty of a feature film is that we’ll have the ability to dig much deeper into the stories and characters that come from this very colorful world and create a very juicy, action-packed narrative,’ Edmonds said, adding that O’Neal originally reached out to the producer via Twitter.”

(h/t Stiletto Jill)

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  • AsadSaleh3

    Why?

  • Treshiq

    Gross. Basketball players are gonna keep making these no talent hacks relevant.

  • Da-Meat-Hook

    I hear Jack Black is gonna play a young Khloe Kardashian . . .

  • bike

    I watched this show once. The episode was about one wife giving another wife a vibrator for a present since she would be away from her b-ball guy for a spell.
    This show and entire cast should be nuked.

  • kobesBESTfriend

    Why in the heck does she still have Shaq’s last name???

  • DABIGFUNDAMENTAL

    @Bike: so you are the one that watch that show. FOX was wondering who it was…

  • Well DAMN

    …what?

  • Kilo

    What in the world is going on here? WHo wants to watch that? Basketball Hoes must go.

  • http://www.twitter.com/hurstysyd Hursty

    As Karl Pilkington would ask “do we really need it? What is it doing?”
    To which, Ricky would laugh outrageously “what is it doooooiiiiing? Haaahahahaha”

  • 602Shorty

    Da-Meat-Hook FTW

  • EJ

    I’m curious, what’s the show about?

  • Jay

    This is the year, where I can say “hoes are winning’” sad. So sad

  • hillbilly

    @EJ It’s about thirty minutes too long.

  • http://cnbc.com JTaylor21

    The only way I will watch this is if they give out free lip gloss and waterbags that I can put in my pants to make my butt look bigger. I want to be a basketball wife too.

  • vtrobot

    I hear some faint Oscar buzz.

  • al

    sharin osborn needs to make an appearance and set these botches straight!

  • Marc

    SMFH i feel bad for these women’s (and i use that word loosely) kids.

  • http://thetroyblog.com Teddy-the-Bear

    Meh, get that money basketball wives.

  • SUGARBROWN

    Cancel this sh!t of a show and boycott anything relevant to it becoming a movie. Making a movie “FOR WHAT???”

    http://www.change.org/petitions/cancel-vh1-s-basketball-wives-reality-series

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