NBA star Stephen Curry has announced plans to begin producing faith-based movies. The Golden State Warriors star will work with his production company “Unanimous” to bring a series of movies in conjunction with Christian holidays like Christmas and Easter.
It’s not about me hitting people over the head with a Bible and telling them they have to believe a certain thing, or think a certain way,” Curry told Variety. A couple of movies are in the pipeline already. One would be an animated feature about a biblical story, produced in partnership with Sony Pictures Animation and another would be a “Wedding Crashers” style comedy about a group of guys helping their friend as he wades through the murky waters of Church dating.
Other movies with, according to Variety, a more overtly religious tone, will include narratives based around family themes and of course, sports. “I don’t mind being called corny,” Curry said of his quest to produce such movies. “I’m comfortable with who I am.”
Curry, who has been consistently open about his devout Christian faith, clearly has no shortage of vision for a future outside of basketball. But he has also sought expert guidance for this latest venture in the form of Jeron Smith, a former Nike brand manager and White House deputy director of digital strategy during the Obama administration.
“Stephen wants to inspire as many people as possible,” Smith told Variety. “There’s no more effective way to touch broad audiences and inspire as many people than with the sharing and dissemination of content globally.”
Another exciting element is that Sony possesses a strong track record of producing faith-based movies. Sony’s “Affirm Films” label has become well-known for marketing Columbia Pictures films for Christian audiences, including “Heaven Is for Real” and “Miracles From Heaven.”
Psalm 27:13-14 I remain confident of this: I will see the goodness of the LORD in the land of the living. Wait for the LORD; be strong and take heart and wait for the LORD.
— Stephen Curry (@StephenCurry30) March 27, 2018
As for Curry’s investment in this exciting new project, you can be sure he won’t be strapped for cash. The staggering $34.9 million Curry banked from the Warriors for the 2017-18 has gifted him the coveted title of “best-paid player in the league.”
We wish him well and look forward to seeing what this talented sportsman produces on the big screen!