His mama named him Ron, so I’m going to call him Ron. You can call him Metta World Peace if you want to. Anyway, Ron Artest will be starring in a Lifetime Movie written by Nancy Grace. Before readying a synopsis or anything it was safe to say that this was going to be a movie about court, Artest was the criminal and he probably raped somebody. Am I right? Lets see:
Via Yahoo Sports
Peace will make his acting debut in a movie adaptation of Nancy Grace‘s first novel, The Eleventh Victim, set to premiere in the fall on Lifetime Movie Network.
Peace will set down his basketball to play Garlan Fincher, a Georgia detective who works very closely with Atlanta Assistant District Attorney Hailey Dean, played by Beverly Hills, 90210 vet Jennie Garth.
How, you may ask, did this highly unusual bit of casting come about? Turns out World Peace and Grace became fast friends during their stint on Season 13 of Dancing With the Stars.(Garth is also a Dancing alum.) The Garlan character “is very dear to my heart,” says Grace, who authored The New York Times best-selling novel based on her real-life experiences and serves as one of the film’s executive producers. “I wanted to cast someone for whom I have a true fondness. Metta World Peace was my first pick.”
Damn, I was off. Oh well, the movie should be out next month. Look out for it.