Nick Cannon to write, direct women's basketball film

Nick Cannon to write, direct women's basketball film

los Angeles, Dec 20 (IANS) Rapper-actor-filmmaker Nick Cannon is directing, writing, producing and starring in "She Ball", an indie film about womens street basketball.

Cannon will star alongside singer Chris Brown, actors Cedric the Entertainer, Evan Ross and Rebecca De Mornay, reports variety.com.

"She Ball" follows the love of the game through the struggles of Avery Watts, played by Cannon, who enlists the baddest women's streetball league in the city to help him save the embattled Inglewood Community Center, which he manages, all the while trying to raise his seven-year-old daughter.

Cannon is producing the film with Demetrius Spencer of One Media Worldwide and Ball Up, the entertainment studio behind the streetball league.

To bring authenticity to the project, the movie will feature real-life athletes.

"I'm very excited for this film. It's something powerful for the culture, uplifting for the community, and the film's main objective is to empower women. It's going to be incredible," said Cannon.

Production has already begun on "She Ball".

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