The adventures of Dennis Rodman in Las Vegas will be turned into a film soon, and it will be produced by the same people who are behind 21 Jump Street. The writer-director duo of Chris Miller and Phil Lord will work on the feature film collaborating with Lionsgate. Here’s what fans can look forward to in the movie.
“48 Hours in Vegas”
Dennis Rodman and the Chicago Bulls fans will have another chance to relive memories of the glory days. The details of Rodman’s exploits in Las Vegas were well documented in last year’s Netflix hit “The Last Dance.” Michael Jordan and Phil Jackson shared some tidbits on those eventful nights when The Worm would choose to party than prepare for the NBA Finals.
For Jackson, giving consent to Rodman meant some raised eyebrows from Chicago Bulls players who were fully focused on the series ahead. Knowing well that Rodman might go missing during his vacation worried Michael, but Jackson relented and gave in to the power forward’s wishes to relax and unwind.
You can see the snippet from the ESPN docuseries below:
Other film credentials of Lord Miller
Chris Miller and Phil Lord were responsible for making big hit movies such as The Lego Movie, 21 Jump Street, 22 Jump Street, and Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs. Based on these film credits, fans can have something exciting to look forward to in the Dennis Rodman feature.
As producers, Chris Miller and Phil Lord hinted that they intend to highlight Rodman’s unique character and how the people viewed him as a public figure.
“Dennis refused to follow the herd. 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.”
Chris Miller and Phil Lord, via Variety
It would be interesting to see the personality of Dennis as someone who wanted a quick escape from the pressure or routines of a basketball player who was about to play on the grandest stage. Rodman led an extraordinary life, and he was a special player. His off-the-court antics took away that he performed when needed and helped deliver championships to Chicago Bulls. Even if he played on other teams, he still rebounded the ball as someone possessed. The hunger to go for rebounds and instincts were not teachable, it has to come from within the player, and Dennis Rodman had that in him.