On Monday night, NBA star Stephen Curry faces a different kind of full-court press in the form of a horde of reporters lined up on the Sundance Film Festival red carpet for the world premiere of his new documentary, “Underrated.” I realized that chronicles his life and career.
Luckily, Curry took an overnight break from NBA play — midseason for the current NBA Finals MVP and his team, the Golden State Warriors — so he flew to Park City, Utah. Join the filmmakers behind the document. , at a premiere that included director Peter Nicks and producers Ryan Coogler, Eric Peyton and Sean Havey.
The highly anticipated documentary was shown to a packed audience at Eccles, and before the screening, Curry remembered the first time he saw the finished film, pressing play on the screeners early in the morning after the game. .
“I’ve seen an earlier version,” said Curry. variety on the red carpet. “But to see all that we’ve put into this film — not just my life, but the memories and experiences I’ve had with Davidson and his trip there — sitting at home and bowling alone on the big screen. It was like an emotional roller coaster with popcorn and a little drink.”
He continues: He’s more than just a sports or basketball fan. he’s very proud ”
Curry and Peyton, chief creative officers at Unanimous Media, the production company for NBA stars, pitched the documentary idea to Coogler, the Knicks and the Proximity team. “Underrated” chronicles Curry’s rise as Davidson puts in an unprecedented run in 2008’s March His Madness, and the filmmakers believe the Warriors’ NBA Championship run for the 2021-2022 season. juxtaposed with an improbable road to The film kicks off the company’s first-look deal with A24 and is set to debut on Apple TV+.
When Curry Appears variety of In a 2018 cover, he teased that a suitable acting role might be in his future.
Four years later, Curry admitted he’s still eyeing the right opportunities.
“I hope that I can not only find inspiration through movies like Underrated, but also have the opportunity to somehow get in front of the camera and shape or shape and expand that skill set.” Curry was asked to name her dream role. I feel… hopefully it won’t be long before we see it.”
Now that he’s professionally partnered with Coogler’s Proximity, is a role in the next ‘Black Panther’ movie in the works?
“You said that, not me,” Curry laughed. variety made a proposal. (I also pitched Coogler, and Coogler kindly replied, “Wow, I think that’s ‘no comment.'”)
During the Q&A after the screening, the question came up again when audience member Colby Mack (host of the Minority Report podcast) asked if teaming up was possible.
“If you can shoot in the summer and find a nice role for me in that universe, absolutely,” Curry replied with the crowd laughing. Let’s look at.”
The ball seems to be firmly in Coogler’s court.
Curry was also joined by his wife Aisha Curry, mother Sonya Curry, former Davidson basketball coach Bob McKillop, and Curry’s best friend and former teammate Jason Richards at the premiere event, all of whom appeared in the documentary. But unlike him, they walked into the theater blind.
“I’m very nervous,” Sonya Curry admitted. “They have come to us for interviews in so many different circumstances that I am worried because I can talk about it. I’m very excited to be there. I’ve had a lot of other interviews, but I get to meet people like Steven and Davidson that I didn’t get to see in real life.”
McKillop also shared his excitement when he saw the finished film, noting the “genuine compassion” Nicks showed during the making of the film and “the way he got the answers out of us was extraordinary.” praised.
The documentary news came as a surprise and Curry called his mom and coach once the deal was done. However, McKillop wasn’t too shocked that the former star was hiding the news.
“Steph isn’t the kind of guy who gets on a bullhorn and says, ‘Hey, look at me.’ Steph isn’t a ‘look at me’ guy. That’s why he’s a great leader,” McKillop said of Curry. “He says, ‘Don’t look at me, follow me.'”
Sonya Curry also reflected on the film’s title, “Underrated,” explaining that the word, which has often been applied to her son’s career, simply means “underrated” to her.
“People just look out and see only what they see in that moment,” she said. “They don’t know what’s inside and the value that it brings. It is the most important thing about whether there is
Before the premiere, Nicks and the producers of “Underrated” variety The Audible-powered studio details the making of the documentary and how it captured the highs and lows of Curry’s career, which culminated in the Warriors’ comeback season. Watch the full interview in the video above.