One of the biggest surprises to come out of both the NFL and NBA Lockouts this summer was the lack of professional athletes making cameos in TV shows and movies desperate to generate buzz through star appeal. Thankfully, though, Oklahoma City Thunder star Kevin Durant is ready to set a new example and show his peers that this world needs more NBA players starring in films.
Durant will star in a film entitled, Switch, which is not to be confused with the Blake Edwards film about a man who is killed and reincarnated as a woman. No, this one is much more original.
“In a magical twist, Kevin Durant switches all of his basketball-playing skills with an enthusiastic young fan who becomes the star of his high school team… and leaving Durant and the Thunder helpless. With the playoffs approaching, they need to discover what it is that brought them together before the early end to the Thunder’s season.”
(Via CBS Sports)
I pulled up IMDb to find more information on this film, and since the aforementioned Ellen Barkin film from 1991, there have been 19 movies made with the name Switch. And that’s not including last year’s The Switch, starring Jason Bateman and Jennifer Aniston. So this film couldn’t be any more unoriginal and contrived if it starred Nick Cannon and Bow Wow.
But give it time. Switch still hasn’t been cast yet, but it already has a home run hitting director in John Whitesell, who has given us such classics as Malibu’s Most Wanted, Big Momma’s House 2, and Deck the Halls. This is going to make LeBron’s “Decision” look like Sophie’s Choice.