Lebron James has been slowly been making his mark in Hollywood. From producing television shows, documentaries, animated films and features, people have been taking note. This includes NBA superstar Steph Curry.
In April, Curry announced that he partnered with Sony to create electronics, gaming, virtual reality, and will now focus on faith and family-friendly content.
“I’ve been blessed to have this platform and I want to use it to affect the world positively,”
Curry just announced the first of two films of this new deal: Breakthrough, a faith based drama.
(Via The Hollywood Reporter):
"Based on a book by Joyce Smith titled "The Impossible", "Breakthrough" tells the true story of how Joyce's son, John Smith, fell through the ice and drowned, and was declared legally dead. A hour later, however, the basketball-loving 14-year-old was miraculously revived through the power of prayer."
Breakthrough is set to be released in theaters on April, 12, 2019.
The second film, Emmanuel, a documentary co-produced by Viola Davis about the 2015 mass murder of black churchgoers by a white supremacist.
“Emanuel” documents the events of June 17, 2015, when 21-year-old Dylan Roof walked into a bible-study group at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, S.C., and shot and killed nine African-Americans during their closing prayer."
Emmanuel has already been screened at festivals. The involvement of both Curry and Davis is intended to spread awareness. Curry is an amazing basketball player and an inspiration to many. It's great to see him use his platform for good in Hollywood.