Shaunie wasn’t lying when she said she had other projects in the works, but the reality is they’re of the same ilk as the “Basketball Wives” franchise. Variety is reporting that Tracey Edmonds and Shaunie O’Neal have sold a pitch to Fox Greenlight for a feature-length film that’s pretty much ‘BBW’ meets the big screen:
“Drawing loosely from the lives of O’Neal and some of her friends, the Searchlight project centers around a young woman who follows her boyfriend to Miami after he gets drafted into the NBA. Thrust into the world of professional sports, she meets the other players’ wives and learns from their trials and tribulations.”
Sound familiar? Shaunie apparently reached out to Tracey about the project via Twitter and the producer brought fellow “Jumping the Broom” collaborator Elizabeth Hunter on board to write the movie script.
“The beauty of a feature film 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 told Variety.
It might be a little too soon to start guessing which actresses will play the ladies of the VH1 series, but I don’t think I’m getting ahead of myself when I say let the boycotting begin.
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Brande Victorian is a blogger and culture writer in New York City. Follower her on Twitter at @be_vic.