NBA Superstar Steph Curry has quietly pulled up an Executive Producer chair for “Breakthrough”, a faith-based drama from Fox 2000, in a move that was actually finalized months ago. The venture is one of the first to be revealed since the #GoldenState Warriors point guard officially launched his media company, Unanimous Media, earlier this year.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, #UnanimousMedia has an overall film and TV deal with #Sony Pictures Entertainment and is developing many of its own projects but Curry couldn’t pass up getting involved with #Breakthrough since it correlates with his own focus on faith and family-friendly material.
The project is based on the book “The Impossible” by Joyce Smith and tells the true story of how Joyce’s son, John Smith, fell through the ice and drowned and was declared legally dead. However, an hour later, the basketball-loving 14-year-old was “miraculously revived through the power of prayer”⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Curry said in a statement, “John’s story is nothing short of incredible. It’s a story about the power of prayer and perseverance and one I immediately connected to. After reading the script, I knew I wanted to be a part of bringing it to life onscreen.”
DeVon Franklin, who also focuses on faith-based projects and produced Breakthrough, said Curry was touched by the story and the movie “checks all his boxes: faith, true story, family and sports.” Franklin mentioned he had a meeting on general movie projects with Curry and he pitched him Breakthrough. Franklin gave Curry the script and within 24 hours, the basketball star was ready to get involved.
Steph made the announcement of the project via #Twitter, “First project EP in theaters April 2019,” Curry tweeted.