Spike Lee To Do Film On NBA Great Michael Jordan
by Wilson Morales
With the Jackie Robinson story going to be film with Robert Redford, Spike Lee will focus on doing another sports film, with this project hopefully a little easier to get off the ground.
Spike Lee is set to shoot a feature-length documentary about Michael Jordan. Helmer told a Cannes crowd that he hopes to bring the basketball legend to the fest with the pic next year.
According to Variety, the NBA is financing the docu, with Lee’s 40 Acres & a Mule Filmworks shingle producing.
The Jordan documentary will include extensive unseen footage shot by NBA cameras during the final two years in Jordan’s career, the 2001-02 and 2002-03 seasons. Lee and Jordan previously collaborated on a series of Nike TV commercials.
‘Mike wants to come to Cannes, so hopefully we will be here next year,’ Lee said.
Lee’s upcoming film, ‘Miracle at St.Anna’ comes out this October.