Dennis Rodman infamous two day Las Vegas bender, during the NBA finals, is set to be the focus of a new film from Lionsgate.
Whether it’s 1998’s Very Bad Things , 2009’s The Hangover or any party film set in ‘Sin City’, America’s party capital, cinema loves a good Vegas party film – especially if things get a little out of hand. Now, Chris Miller and Phil Lord are producing what we hope will be the next classic movie in this canon, by dramatising Dennis Rodman’s legendary two day Vegas rampage that he went on, in the middle of the NBA Finals in which he was playing.
The year was 1998, Rodman was one of the star players for the mighty Chicago Bulls and was paying in the NBA Finals. A renowned party animal, Rodman requested a 48 hour vacation during the series of games, then proceeded to go on a legendary rampage throughout Vegas, and the film will dramatise one of the most infamous stories in basketball.
Lord and Miller have released a statement about the project (titled 48 Hours in Vegas), saying “Dennis refused to follow the herd. That is what made him a target and it’s also what made him a star. 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”
Rodman himself will produce the film, and we’re hopeful 48 Hours in Vegas will be worthy of a place in the list of all-time great Vegas party movies. We’ll bring you more on this one as we hear it.
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