Metta World Peace Set To Star In A Lifetime Movie
The athlete formerly known as Ron Artest is a character, to say the least. From all-out brawls with audience members in the stands to winning the citizenship award from the NBA, Metta World Peace has been to the highest of highs and the lowest of lows, both on and off the court.
He’s also been much more than a basketball player. From singles and mixtapes to Dancing With The Stars, World Peace has tried his hand at just about everything imaginable. Thus, it should come as no surprise that he’ll be a cast member in an upcoming Lifetime movie.
However, while his try at dying his hair drew comparisons to Dennis Rodman, he will not be dressing in drag for the feminine-based network. The movie is The Eleventh Victim, based on the first novel – by the same name – written by none other than Nancy Grace. It seems that the overly dramatic Grace took a liking to World Peace during his brief stint on Dancing With The Stars. The unlikely pair were competitors that season.
The Lakers starter will play detective Garlan Fincher, a detective who helps to catch a serial killer. When asked about the role which she described as very dear to her heart, Grace had the following to say:
“I wanted to cast someone for whom I have a true fondness. Metta World Peace was my first pick.”
Either she’s telling the truth or Lifetime has gotten that desperate. Which is the case has yet to be seen.
Of course, out in LA, it’s easy to get sidetracked by acting, bright lights, and celebrities. We just hope MWP has his head back in the game in time for the season. With Steve Nash (and potentially Dwight Howard) joining Kobe and the Lakers, he’ll be expected to perform at the top of his game.