The first big time movie Michael Jordan was in was Space Jam. 20 years later, the NBA is looking to make a much bigger and longer move centered around the NBA star.
The documentary has been written and planned out, now the NBA and Creative Artists Agency (CAA) just needs someone to make it. It being a 10-hour documentary on the greatest player in NBA history, Michael Jordan.
Production hasn’t started on the project because that’s what the NBA and CAA is looking for help with. The documentary is reportedly slated to focus on Jordan’s comeback in the 1990s after his baseball career when he won three of his six NBA titles.
Currently, Mike Tollin is leading the producing team assembled by the NBA and CAA. Tollin spearheaded ESPN’s “30 for 30” series, which released a documentary on Jordan’s baseball career called “Jordan Rides the Bus” back in 2010. The project has already been pitched to ESPN, Showtime, HBO, and Fox Sports, and Jordan’s reps are seeking a deal greater than $20 million for the documentary.
The 53-year-old is the principal owner of the Charlotte Hornets. Outside of his prolific NBA career that consumed the globe, Jordan has made billions of dollars for Nike through his shoe and clothing line, Air Jordan. It’s unclear if all of that will be included in the 10-hour documentary as well.
As of now, the plan is to have it focus on Jordan’s retirement to play baseball, the murder of his father in 1993, and Jordan’s return to basketball.
ESPN could be a likely destination for the documentary based on their work with Jordan’s reps for the 30 for 30 on his baseball career. Additionally, ESPN already released a massive documentary in the form of the critically acclaimed eight-hour O.J. Simpson 30 for 30 released in early 2016.
Jordan’s reps had no immediate comments on the story.