Exclusive: Picture Documentaries has partnered with a few-time NBA champion Dwyane Wade for a definitive documentary chronicling the 13-time All Star guard’s NBA profession and lifestyle off the court as Wade goes as a result of his final season in the league. The film will be directed by Bob Metelus, who is also developing together with Picture Documentaries president Justin Wilkes and government veep Sara Bernstein. Picture Amusement Chairmen Brian Grazer and Ron Howard will provide as government producers together with Wade’s output organization 59th & Prairie Amusement.
The docu is directed by Wade’s long-time cinematographer, Bob Metelus of Metelus Studios, who has filmed Wade’s lifestyle guiding-the-scenes for a long time. The film explores the components of Wade’s basketball profession as well as his off-court lifestyle – he is married to actress Gabrielle Union – and files his rise from mysterious to Miami Warmth celebrity and Olympic champion. He has long been a course act, who arrived out of Marquette as the fifth general draft pic in 2003, took his skills to South Seaside, and returned to shut out his profession with the Warmth right after stints with the Chicago Bulls and Cleveland Cavaliers. All this is framed around a final season that will incorporate the forthcoming All-Star Match, to which he was chosen by NBA Commissioner Adam Silver to perform a person past time. By way of residence movies, online video diaries and Metelus’ fly-on-the-wall verité obtain, Wade takes the audience on a journey as a result of his celebrated NBA profession, his deeply own spouse and children struggles and his position as a spouse and father all though navigating his “Last Dance” — his final year in the league.
“The chance to convey to a significant-stakes own story that spans a ten years utilizing purely verité substance is a documentarian’s aspiration,” reported Wilkes. “The truth that the story belongs to a person of the best athletes of all time is cinematic kismet. We’re honored to be performing with Dwyane and Bob on developing a film that will entertain and encourage.”
Explained Wade: “I’m seeking forward to sharing this pretty own documentary that peels back the levels of my psychological sixteen season journey with all of its twists and turns, and peaks and valleys. It has been a roller coaster trip and the never ever-right before witnessed footage will clearly show my lovers how I’ve created my own way throughout this unbelievable experience.”
Metelus referred to as himself “fortunate to have exceptional obtain into Dwyane’s lifestyle, and have witnessed and captured unbelievably raw and potent times over the a long time. It’s been a privilege and honor to chronicle his particular journey on and off the court,” reported Metelus. “I’m thrilled to share his inspirational story with the earth and clearly show an intimate, guiding the scenes glance at the lifestyle of a a few-time NBA Winner, father, spouse, businessman, philanthropist, design and style icon, and someone I’m lucky enough to connect with a shut pal.”
This provides to an Picture Documentaries slate that features the Bryce Dallas Howard doc DADS, the Ron Howard-directed Rebuilding Paradise for National Geographic Documentary Films and the docu-series She The People today with Sarah Jones. The division just lately teamed up with Apple to produce a slate of aspect documentaries and docuseries, under an exceptional, to start with-glance offer. Howard has concluded the documentary Pavarotti about the iconic opera singer, and CBS Films obtained it past month.
Picture Amusement and 59th & Prairie Amusement are equally represented by CAA.