NBA superstar Stephen Curry is partnering with Netflix to adapt Black Brother, Black Brother into a film for the streaming platform, according to a recent report from Deadline.The film will be based on Jewell Parker Rhodes’ book, with Curry’s Unanimous Media producing the film. The story follows 12-year-old Donte, who wishes to be more like his brother Trey, a popular kid amongst their friend group.
After getting into a run-in with their school bully — the school’s fencing captain — in which he’s framed for something he didn’t do, Donte joins a youth center and meets former Olympic fencer Arden Jones. Donte then begins to train as a competitive fencer, with the ultimate goal being to take down the bully who has been harassing him.
Curry and Erick Peyton will produce the film for Unanimous Media, according to the report, with Brian Tetsuro Ivie serving as a creative producer and leading development on the film.
“Jewell’s Black Brother, Black Brother is a powerful story that addresses prejudice, colorism and bullying through an amazing sports lens,” Erick Peyton said in a statement. “We are thrilled to be partnering with Netflix; it is really the only place it belongs.”