Monday, June 11th, 2012 at 4:40 pm  |  12 responses

Metta World Peace to Play the Role of Detective in a TV Movie

This fall, Metta World Peace will take on yet another movie role. The Lakers’ forward will star in a Lifetime Movie Network flick, based on Nancy Grace’s novel “The Eleventh Victim”. TV Guide reports: “Peace will set down his basketball to play Garlan Fincher, a Georgia detective who works very closely with Atlanta Assistant District Attorney Hailey Dean, played by Beverly Hills, 90210 vet Jennie Garth. How, you may ask, did this highly unusual bit of casting come about? Turns out World Peace and Grace became fast friends during their stint on Season 13 of Dancing With the Stars. (Garth is also a Dancing alum.) The Garlan character ‘is very dear to my heart,’ says Grace, who authored The New York Times best-selling novel based on her real-life experiences and serves as one of the film’s executive producers. ‘I wanted to cast someone for whom I have a true fondness. Metta World Peace was my first pick.’ The Eleventh Victim follows Garth’s character as she pursues the conviction of serial killer Clinton Burrell Cruise. The case becomes personal for Hailey when she is physically attacked by Cruise in open court. While still recovering, Hailey moves to New York and begins a new career as a therapist. When her clients start to turn up dead — with the murderer using the same M.O. as the Atlanta killer she put behind bars — she is forced to help catch a cold-blooded killer who could very well make her his next target.”

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  • bdogg

    interesting..as long as he is not guest starring on lamar and khloe i guess i am cool with it! kb should play will’s new partner on BBIII but that is for another day!

  • bike

    And James Harden is going to play the part of the serial killer. Chris Anderson will have a brief role as the limo driver.

  • http://www.twitter.com/gerardhimself Gerard Himself

    maybe as a detective he can find out where his shot went?

  • Well DAMN

    yal are 0 for 3 in comments right now

  • http://www.slamonline.com Nick Tha Quick

    When I saw that it was a Nancy Grace movie, I immediately assumed the plot was about a missing/kidnapped college age girl of a particular ethnicity and socioeconomic status.

  • http://slamonline.com LakeShow


  • Goattree

    Did anyone else see Ron Ron filling in for the weather man on CTV news in BC? Absolutely hilarious & clueless at the same time

  • add

    this is dennis rodman all over again

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

    @ Nick Tha Quick: Black and working class?

  • http://www.triplejunearthed.com/dacre Dacre

    elementary my dear Metta…

  • Ismael

    Attention Whore!

  • high off haze

    luke walton shoulda took advantage of being in hollywood lmao hey if u there & u got a feelin u could be traded u mite as well get that money while u relevant in the spotlight! not a diss real talk