Dennis Rodman Is Making A Movie About His Epic ’48 Hours In Vegas’
Dennis Rodman is teaming up with Lord Miller and Lionsgate to tell the story of his epic 48 hours in Vegas, which is the name of the film. The 48 hours took place halfway through the 1998 NBA Finals. 48 Hours in Vegas is based on a screenplay by Jordan VanDina. It will portray Dennis Rodman‘s own experiences in Sin City with his assistant general manager as the Chicago Bulls were about to complete their second three-peat in eight years.
Nathan Kahane, president of Lionsgate’s Motion Picture Group said in a statement,
“This movie takes you on an unforgettable ride with the myth, the legend, and also the man that Dennis is, behind everything you think you know.”
The film will be produced by Phil Lord, Chris Miller, and Aditya Sood for Lord Miller. Dennis Rodman will be executive producing, along with Ari Lubet and Will Allegra.
Producers Phil Lord and Chris Miller said in a joint statement,
“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.”
Michael Jordan spoke about Dennis Rodman and the 48 hours in his docuseries, “The Last Dance.” He said of Phil Jackson, the head coach for the Bulls at the time,
“We look at Dennis and say, ‘Dennis, what are you going to do?’ He says, ‘Well, I need to go to Vegas.’ [I say] ‘Phil, you let this dude go on vacation, we’re not going to see him. You let him go to Vegas, we’re definitely not going to see him.’ I’m looking at Phil like, ‘You ain’t going to get that dude back in 48 hours, I don’t care what you say.’”
Michael Jordan continued,
“He did not come back on time. We had to go get his a** out of bed, and I’m not going to say what’s in his bed, where he was, blah, blah, blah.”
Carmen Electra was dating Rodman at the time and in Vegas with him. She said,
“There’s a knock on the door and it’s Michael Jordan. I hid. I didn’t want him to see me like that so I’m hiding behind the couch with covers on me.”
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