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

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

Fox Searchlight on board to push project forward.

Published May 3, 2012

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. is your #1 source for Black celebrity news, photos, exclusive videos and all the latest in the world of hip hop and R&B music.

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Written by Marcus Reeves


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