If you’ve watched ESPN’s documentary series “The Last Dance” and thought to yourself, “This needed more Dennis Rodman,” we’ve got great news for you.
Rodman’s infamous two-day trip to Las Vegas during the 1997-98 Bulls’ championship season will serve as the inspiration for an upcoming film titled “48 Hours in Vegas”. Rodman will be a producer of the film Lionsgate, which promises to “take the audience on the crazy adventure of Rodman”.
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“There is only one Dennis Rodman. In 1998, there was no one on Earth who would be more fun – or perhaps more dangerous – to party,” said Nathan Kahane, president of Lionsgate’s Motion Picture Group, in a press release. “And yet, that’s not even half of who he is. This film takes you on an unforgettable ride with the myth, the legend, and also the man that is Dennis, behind everything you think you know. “
“The Last Dance” director Jason Hehir recalled Rodman’s trip to “The Last Dance”, memorable sharing Michael Jordan’s description of what happened with the Rodman forward and the Bulls Scottie Pippen, who had missed part of the season with injury. Pippen’s absence put more pressure on Rodman, and although he excelled as Chicago’s No.2, Bulls coach Phil Jackson felt he had to give Rodman a break.
“When Scottie was out, Dennis was a model citizen, to a point where it drove him crazy,” Jordan said. “So when Scottie came back, Dennis wanted to take a vacation.”
The excursion took a few twists and turns – including plenty of parties with then-girlfriend Carmen Electra – but Rodman eventually returned to the squad and helped the Bulls complete their second hat-trick of the decade. This story is only a small part of what made the Hall of Famer one of the most fascinating figures in NBA history.
“Dennis refused to follow the herd,” said producers Phil Lord and Chris Miller. “That’s what made him a target and it’s also what made him a star. His weekend in Las Vegas is full of fun and twists and turns but it’s also full of important questions about the way public figures and workers are treated, especially when their individuality is so vividly expressed. “
Prepare your popcorn, folks.