Shaunie O’Neal to Co-Produce Basketball Wives-Inspired Film

Fox Searchlight on board to push project forward.

Posted: 05/03/2012 08:00 AM EDT
Shaunie O'Neal

Could a Basketball Wives-inspired film be hitting theaters some time in the future?


Shaunie O’Neal and Jumping the Broom producer Tracey Edmonds are teaming with Fox Searchlight to produce a film loosely drawn from the lives of O'Neal and some of her friends. The project will center on a young woman who follows her boyfriend to Miami after he’s drafted into the NBA. Once in the world of professional sports, she slowly becomes a part of a sisterhood of players' wives, learning from their trials and tribulations.


"The beauty of a feature film,” Edmonds explained, “is that we'll have the ability to dig much deeper into the stories and characters that come from this very colorful world and create a very juicy action packed narrative."


Edmonds also added that O’Neal originally reached out to her about the project on Twitter.


Elizabeth Hunter, who co-wrote Broom, will write the screenplay.  Edmonds and O'Neal will produce the project under the Our Stories Films banner.


O’Neal currently executive produces and stars in VH1’s Basketball Wives.


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