The NBA and CAA (Creative Artists Agency) are reportedly looking for someone to finance a ten-hour authorized documentary of Michael Jordan.
The G.O.A.T., evidently, is too big for a conventional two-hour treatment.
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The project’s focus would be on His Airness’ comeback in the late ’90s—following a minor league baseball adventure—when he won three of his six championships.
Per the NY Post:
The producing team is led by Mike Tollin, who spearheaded ESPN’s acclaimed “30 for 30” series and is partners with Peter Guber in Mandalay Sports Media. The project has been pitched to ESPN, Showtime, HBO and Fox Sports, and Jordan’s reps are looking for a deal somewhere north of $20 million.
The documentary will cover Jordan’s bizarre retirement from basketball to play professional baseball, the tragic murder of his father, and his triumphant comeback. It is expected the film will gloss over his love of gambling.
The success of ESPN’s eight-hour O.J. Simpson documentary earlier this year is said to have convinced Jordan that the time is right for his life story.