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Monday, August 15, 2011

Is a Dennis Rodman documentary in the works?

Dennis Rodman earned rave reviews for his cathartic induction speech Friday at the Basketball Hall of Fame. He spent much of his time apologizing to his family and reflecting on the other avenues his life could have traveled if not for the NBA. Sporting a customizing blazer similar to what he wore to his Pistons number retirement, Rodman acknowledged both the Pistons and the Bulls in his attire.
One of the more interesting tidbits came when Rodman turned to the crowd acknowledging director Penny Marshall (he reportedly paid $60,000 to fly Marhsall, Howard Stern and other friends to the ceremony), who Rodman said is working on a film about the hall's newest Bad Boy.

"She's doing my documentary," Rodman says near the 2:35 mark. "I hope to be living by then."
Searching the Internet turns up no mention of such a project, but it's not out of the realm of possibility. (There appears to be nothing even on Rodman's self-promotional website, either.)
Rodman has starred in films (terrible ones) and been the subject of documentaries and the 1998 small-screen adaptation of his biography "Bad as I Wanna Be."
Marshall, of "Laverne and Shirley" fame, produced and directed the 1992 women's baseball flick "A League of Their Own." She also produced 2005's "Cinderella Man," so it seems she's not shy about venturing into sports.
I'll pass along more info if and when it becomes available.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

A documentary? Interesting. So who ya got for the lead role? Howsabout Will Smith? Even looks a little like him. Hey, if he can play a butterfly and a bee at the same time, a worm shouldn't be a prolem. Ya think? John Leach

August 16, 2011 at 2:31 PM 

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