Bulls legend Dennis Rodman’s wild NBA Finals trip to Vegas to be immortalized in film
There had always been stories passed along about Dennis Rodman’s wild partying throughout his NBA career. And one story that had been noted was his trip to Las Vegas during the 1998 NBA Finals while he was with the Chicago Bulls.
The story really gained life during “The Last Dance” documentary that aired as Michael Jordan and Bulls coach at the time, Phil Jackson, validated what happened.
Now, according to deadline.com, Lionsgate has the rights for “48 Hours In Vegas” a film documenting that trip made by Rodman during his Bulls tenure.
Nathan Kahane, President of Lionsgate’s Motion Picture Group, spoke about them landing the film about the former Bulls star.
“There’s only one Dennis Rodman. In 1998, there was nobody on Earth who’d be more fun – or maybe more dangerous – to party with. And yet that’s not even half of who he is.”
Producer Phil Lord detailed why exactly this was a targeted idea to document Rodman and his specific story during the Bulls’ title run in 1998.
“Dennis refused to follow the herd,” said Lord and Miller. “That is what made him a target and it’s also what made him a star. His weekend in Las Vegas is full of fun and hijinks but it is also full of important questions about the way public figures, and workers are treated, especially when their individuality is expressed so vividly.”
Rodman had many viral moments during The Last Dance documentary and now this film will make him the star of the show.