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By Dustin Rowles | Industry | September 5, 2008 |

Idris Elba (“The Wire’s” Stringer Bell), who is actually just now starting to get a few deserved meaty roles (he’s in RocknRolla and has six more movies in various stages of production) is apparently also working on a Michael Jordan biopic, so he tells IGN:

I am trying to make that happen,” he explained. “Michael is a very private guy, but we’re working at it slowly. The film that I’m trying to make isn’t about the actual basketball, it’s about the business. Michael Jordan is such a big international brand - how do you make that happen? How do you make that happen as a sports star? The brand has done so well for years.”

A biopic about the business side of Michael Jordan? As in, no dunks? No tongue wagging? No Larry Bird taunts? Just Nike, huh? And the Looney Tunes movie? That’s kind of like making a movie about the Bush administration and focusing on the White House dog. Not exactly salacious material. But, hey: Anything that keeps Stringer busy is cool with me.

Related: How many have heard Iris’ cockney accent? Freaks my shit out every time.

Stringer Bell Making a Michael Jordan Biopic
Why Bother / Dustin Rowles

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