LA Lakers Russell Westbrook is scheduled to star in Showtime Sports’ Passion Play: Russell Westbrook documentary.
The film is about the nine-time All-NBA point guard’s journey from high school to professional basketball and will be available on October 15 via Showtime.
In addition to starring in the film, Westbrook is an executive producer on the project along with his younger brother Raynard Westbrook.
“I am proud to share this documentary and give the audience an insight into who I really am on and off the field,” Westrbook said in a statement according to CBS Sports. “There are a lot of misconceptions about me, but I’m ready to share my story and my journey with my fans.”
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Passion play will feature interviews with Westbrook’s former UCLA teammate Kevin Love, his former Oklahoma City Thunder teammate Nick Collison and features interviews never seen before with Westbrook’s family and the man himself.
Gotham Chopra and Erik LeDrew served as co-directors in Passion play. In the past, Chopra has documented some of the most prominent athletes in its filmography, including Kobe Bryant, Tom Brady and LeBron James.
Chopra says her recent work will allow her to change perceptions of the often polarizing Westbrook.
“When we started this project with Russell Westbrook in the fall of 2019 and participated in his first game with the Houston Rockets, we all literally lived in a different world,” Chopra said according to CBS Sports. “Two years later – three teams later for Russell – I can say that there is no one I would rather have ridden this roller coaster with than Russ. Unlike the person who has been painted about him, he is one of The sharpest, most dynamic, caring, creative and driven people I have ever met and collaborated with, and I am excited to share the true version of him with the world through this film. “
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