Shaq to co-write, produce animated film about NBA hopefuls
Shaquille O'Neal is adding screenwriter to his lengthy resume.
The Hall of Famer will be co-writing, producing, and narrating a short film called "Headnoise," according to Matt Donnelly of Variety. The film follows Rashaun and Damon, two young basketball players from the same inner-city neighborhood who aspire to make it to the NBA.
"I'm so proud of 'HeadNoise,'" O'Neal said. "It is my first time writing and producing my own project. I wanted to call attention to what so many people encounter, especially young adults, who deal with anxiety and stress.
"It was such an honor to create this piece with such a diverse team of people. Everyone should see it."
Playwright Donnie F. Wilson will write the script with O'Neal and veteran animator Rafael Jimenez will direct. The film is set to debut during the 2022 festival rollout.