48 Hours In Vegas will depict Rodman’s 48 hour bender that took place in the middle of the 1998 NBA finals.
Having been forgotten by most to time the incident has regained attention after its appearance on The Last Dance. It was an event that added to the Rodman mythology by being able to party, drink, go home to Carmen Electra and then still win the NBA Championship.
Phil Lord & Chris Miller are set to helm the project. The two have worked on 21 & 22 Jump Street, Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs, and Into the Spiderverse. So, it seems likely that this is going to funny or will at least be lighthearted.
Here’s the official synopsis of the film:
Las Vegas, Nevada. 1998. The NBA Finals are in full swing. The Chicago Bulls are on the verge of completing their second three-peat in eight years. And Dennis Rodman – a groundbreaking cultural presence on and off the court and the team’s iconoclastic future Hall of Famer, defensive specialist, rebounding genius – has just bravely told coach Phil Jackson that he needs 48 hours in Vegas. Naturally, it is a request that Jackson honours. Inspired by two whirlwind mythic days in Sin City, Lionsgate’s 48 Hours in Vegas will take audiences on Rodman’s madcap adventure with his skittish assistant GM, and will detail a budding friendship that neither one of them ever thought was possible, but will end up solving both of their problems.
Phil Lord & Chris Miller said in a statement, “Dennis refused to follow the herd. That is what made him a target and it’s also what made him a star. His weekend in Las Vegas is full of fun and hijinks but it is also full of important questions about the way public figures and workers are treated, especially when their individuality is expressed so vividly.”
This should be fun. Keep an eye out for a release date and trailer soon.