Stephen Curry Documentary ‘Underrated’ in Apple, A24 and Unanimous Media’s Works – Deadline
News & Documentary Emmy winner Peter Nicks (Classroom) was chosen to lead Underestimateda new feature-length documentary about NBA superstar Stephen Curry from Apple Original Films, A24, Curry’s Unanimous Media and Nicks and Ryan Coogler’s Proximity Media.
Curry is a point guard who has been with the Golden State Warriors since 2009 and is considered one of the best players in the league. Underestimated will look at his historic success at the 2008 NCAA March Madness Tournament, as well as his record-breaking, game-changing style of play that transformed him from an underdog prospect into an NBA legend. The film will culminate with his 2022 run to a fourth NBA title and his first NBA Finals Most Valuable Player trophy.
Underestimated stems from A24’s first agreement with Unanimous. The project joins an upcoming slate of sports-focused projects from Apple, which also includes a documentary about seven-time Formula 1 world champion Sir Lewis Hamilton and the docuseries. The dynasty about the New England Patriots, from Brian Grazer and Ron Howard’s Imagine Documentaries, in association with NFL Films.
Oscar-nominated Nicks and Coogler (Creed, Black Panther) will produce for Proximity Media, alongside A24 and Erick Peyton of Unanimous (The Queen of Basketball). Sev Ohanian and Zinzi Coogler of Proximity Media (Judas and the Black Messiah, Space Jam: A New Legacy) will serve as executive producer, with Jenelle Lindsay co-executive producing on behalf of Unanimous Media.
Nicks is replaced by CAA, Cinetic Media and Sloss Eckhouse Dasti Haynes LawCo.