Not to long ago it was reported that SHAUNIE O’NEAL, current producer of the hit VH1 reality show, Basketball Wives, planned to partner with film producer TRACEY EDMONDS to create Basketball Wives the movie.
Many were left perplexed by the announcement, and didn’t understand how the show could be turned into a movie.
“It’s fictional. It’s a movie, so it has nothing… I see people on Twitter saying, “Oh god, you guys gon’ take that and turn it into a movie?” You don’t take a reality show and make it a movie,” O’NEAL told Vibe.
She continued, “At least I wouldn’t. It’s not a quote, unquote “Basketball Wives movie.” Even though it has to do with basketball life, it’s not actually taking Basketball Wives from TV and making it a movie. And it’s not about women sitting around arguing or lunching all the time. It’s an actual story.”
O’NEAL says the movie will not feature any of the cast from the show, and will also show a much more multicultural cast.
“We haven’t casted yet, but I wouldn’t call it a Black woman’s story. It’s going to be a multiracial cast,” O’NEAL explained.
She ended reiterating, “Of course, there will be Black women ’cause most of the NBA seems to be. But it is going to be multiracial.”
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