Viola Davis Is The New Addition in Matt Damon and Ben Affleck’s Movie As Michael Jordan’s Mother
Viola Davis is cast as the mother of Micheal Jordan in a highly anticipated movie on agreement between Nike and Jordan. This is a biopic movie about Sonny Vaccaro, a former Nike executive who signed a billionaire deal with Micheal Jordan.
This was the most vital contract in history that kept Nike among the best sports companies ever. It happened because of the rising fame of the star player Micheal Jordan. The movie was written and starred Ben Affleck and Matt Damon. Affleck is also the director, while Damon is one of the producers of this movie. The rest of the cast for this movie is also announced.
This movie will be a joint production of Amazon Studios, Mandalay Pictures, and Skydance Sports.
Cast And Crew of the Biopic
Viola Davis will play Deloris Jordan, the mother of Michael Jordan and an influential figure in the Nike deal. Deloris had a key role in the realization of the deal between his son and Nike.
Tennon, Davis’ real-life husband, will play the role of Jordan’s father, James, in the movie.
The Batman, Ben Affleck, will play Rob Strasser, a Nike executive, and the branding expert who made Nike what it is today. He played a key role in securing the deal with Michael Jordan.
Tucker will play the role of Howard White, a junior executive at Nike and a former basketball player at Nike’s basketball department. Papa will play the role of former Portland Trail Blazer executive Stu Inman.
Mesina will play David Falk, who was Jordan’s first agent. Wayans will play George Raveling, the first Black basketball coach in the Atlantic Coast Conference. Pacific-10 Raveling is the one who turned Vaccaro on to getting Jordan to sign a deal with Nike.
The biopic is a joint production of the Amazon Studios, Mandalay Pictures, and Skydance Sports. The original script was written by Alex Convery, while Affleck and Damon wrote the screenplay for it.
The duo is also included in the production, with Affleck in the director’s chair as well. Other producers are Jason Michael Berman, Peter Gruber, Madison Ainley, Jeff Robinov, and David Ellison.
Executive producers include Drew Vinton, Dana Goldberg, Kevin Halloran, Jon Weinbach, Don Granger, Jordan Moldo, Michael Joe, Peter E. Strauss, Jesse Sisgold, and John Graham.
The Magnificent Career of Michael Jordan
Michael Jordan played for three years at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He led the team there to victory in the NCAA National Championship in 1982.
He was then chosen third in the 1984 NBA Draft by the Chicago Bulls. After that, he quickly became one of the league’s stars, helping to spread the NBA worldwide in the 1980s and 1990s. In 1991 he won his first NBA title with the Bulls. That was motivating, after which he repeated with two more successes in 1992 and 1993, winning a three-peat. Then Jordan retired to pursue a career in baseball.
In 1995, he returned to the Bulls and led them to another three-peat victory (1996, 1997, and 1998). He retired for the second time in 1999 and then returned as a member of the Washington Wizards from 2001 to 2003.
Individual honors of Michael Jordan include six Finals MVPs. He also got ten Top Scorer titles (both records), five Regular Season MVPs, ten All-NBA First Team, and nine All-Defensive First Team selections. His other achievements are fourteen NBA appearances in the All-Star Game, three All-Star Game MVPs, and an NBA Defensive Player of the Year Award.
Michael Jordan also holds NBA records for the highest point average in regular-season history (30.12 points per game) and in playoff history (33.45 points per game).
He has been featured in the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame twice. First in 2009 for his individual career and in 2010 as a member of the Dream Team.
Michael Jordan became a member of the FIBA Hall of Fame in 2015. He was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, on November 22, 2016, by US President Barack Obama. It is the highest civilian honor in the United States.
Nike’s deal really made a difference to Michael Jordan and the company too. It was the biggest and most effective deal in history, keeping Nike among the best companies.
Some influential people made this deal happen, among which Jordan’s mother was at the top. Now, Viola Davis will play the role of Deloris Jordan, the mother of Michael Jordan, in the biopic of Nike’s executive Rob Strasser.
Let’s see how Matt Davis and Ben Affleck will take things and work to give a final shape to this movie. We will know about a lot of secrets behind the Nike deal in this movie.