Akin Omotoso Set To Direct A Hollywood Film Based On The Life of NBA Star Giannis Antetokounmpo. Akin Omotoso, is without a doubt, our continent’s treasure. The award winning director and actor, has represented us very well, both in Africa and beyond.
Adding on to his impressive CV, Akin, is set to direct Greek Freak, a live-action feature centered on NBA star Giannis Antetokounmpo being developed by Disney+. Greek Freak, tells the true story of Antetokounmpo, who was born in Greece to Nigerian parents and currently plays for the Milwaukee Bucks.
The film will focus on how the Antetokounmpo family relied on faith, determination and their unbreakable bond as they united to lift themselves out of a life of poverty as undocumented immigrants living in Greece.
The young man started playing basketball in the Greek professional league before drawing the attention of the NBA. In 2013, he was drafted by the Bucks, becoming one of the youngest players ever in the NBA. Antetokounmpo has lived up to his nickname, the Greek Freak, winning league MVP awards back-to-back in 2019 and 2020.