Welcome to Hollywood Giannis Antetokounmpo. Prime Video announced Giannis: The Marvelous Journey, a new documentary hitting the streamer on Feb. 19.
Kristen Lappas direct the doc and will detail the rise of NBA star Giannis Antetokounmpo, from his humble beginnings in Greece to becoming a two time Most Valuable Player on basketball’s biggest stage.
Here’s the synopsis from Prime Video:
The film is an intimate portrait of a global superstar and one of the NBA’s most dominating performers, a two-time league MVP who led the Milwaukee Bucks to a championship in 2021. But his path began a world away from the spotlight, on the streets of Athens, where he was raised on the margins of society, alongside three brothers, by parents who’d immigrated from Nigeria in search of a better life. As the documentary recounts, one day in an internet café, young Giannis was captivated by images of NBA stars, and soon after picked up a basketball. From there unfolded an epic journey, at turns inspiring, heartbreaking, and triumphant, ultimately landing him in his adopted home of Milwaukee, where he emerged as “The Greek Freak,” a superstar who transcends conventional limits, transforming the game with his athleticism and versatility, all the while striving to use the memory of the loss he endured along the way to spearhead an impact far beyond the court.
The documentary will show interviews with Giannis Antetokounmpo, his mother, Veronica Antetokounmpo, siblings Thanasis, who also plays on the Milwaukee Bucks, Kostas, and Alex Antetokounmpo, as well as his fiancée, Mariah Riddlesprigger. Also contributing are Hall of Fame NBA player Jason Kidd, Khris Middleton, Jrue Holiday, Kenny Smith, Vin Baker, and iconic sportscaster Ernie Johnson. This film marks the first glimpse into Antetokounmpo and his family, giving true insight into their real lives.
Improbable Media and Words + Pictures is the production company behind the doc. Producers include Connor Schell and Hannah Beir. Executive producers are Aaron Cohen, Libby Geist, Nick Monroe, and Giorgos Panou.
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