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Disney debuts official trailer for ‘Rise’ movie on Giannis Antetokounmpo

Disney debuts official trailer for ‘Rise’ movie on Giannis Antetokounmpo

Starring real-life brothers Uche Agada and Ral Agada as Giannis and Thanasis respectively, the Disney movie follows the lives of the Antetokounmpos, an immigrant household from Nigeria struggling to make a life for themselves in Greece amid day by day threats of deportation.

While Charles (Dayo Okeniyi) and Vera (Yetide Badaki) Antetokounmpo sail their household’s day by day storms, Giannis and Thanasis would play basketball with a neighborhood workforce. The boys quickly uncover their nice Basketball skills rising to world champions.

Production for the Akin Omotoso directed movie kicked off final 12 months with Disney asserting in October that Giannis would function govt producer for the Bernie Goldmann produced title.

I am thrilled and honored that Disney+ is bringing my family’s story to people all over the world,” the Milwaukee star stated.

My hope is that it will inspire those in similar circumstances to keep the faith, stay true to their goals and not to give up on striving for a better life.”

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The official synopsis for the trailer reads: “After emigrating to Greece from Nigeria, Vera and Charles Antetokounmpo struggled to outlive and supply for their 5 youngsters, whereas residing below the day by day risk of deportation.

With their oldest son nonetheless in Nigeria with kin, the couple had been determined to acquire Greek citizenship however discovered themselves undermined by a system that blocked them at each flip.

When they weren’t promoting gadgets to vacationers on the streets of Athens with the remainder of the household, inspired by their father, the brothers would sneak away to play basketball with a neighborhood youth workforce.

Latecomers to the game, they found their nice talents on the basketball court docket and labored onerous to turn out to be world class athletes. With the assistance of an agent, Giannis entered the NBA draft in 2013 in a long-shot prospect that will change not solely his life however the lifetime of his total household.”

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A two-time NBA MVP, Giannis is presently one of the crucial celebrated Basketball stars of the last decade. In 2021, he led the Milwaukee to a championship.