Disney begins casting for ‘Greek Freak’ movie about Giannis Antetokounmpo
The movie is about Antetokounmpo’s journey from being poor in Greece to becoming one of the best basketball players in the NBA.
Per Cast It Talent:
The story of NBA players GIANNIS ANTETOKOUNMPO and his brother THANASIS. This story recounts their rise, with the help of their family, from undocumented Nigerian immigrants, living in Greece to basketball superstars in America.
The studio is looking for someone to play Giannis at 13-15 years old and 15-18 years old.
Since entering the NBA in 2013, Giannis has made four All-Star teams, won the 2017 Most Improved Player of the Year Award and the 2019 MVP Award. The Bucks star could also win his second straight MVP this 2020.
The Greek Freak is averaging 29.8 points, 13.7 rebounds and 5.7 assists per game on the season. The Bucks have the best record in the NBA and will be one of the betting favorites to win the 2020 title at Disney World once the playoffs start.
The Bucks are expected to offer Giannis the supermax extension this offseason. Whether Antetokounmpo signs it or not is unknown. If he doesn’t, Giannis will become an unrestricted free agent in 2021.