Thunder's Kevin Durant working on deal to star in film

by Darnell Mayberry Modified: August 21, 2011 at 8:30 pm •  Published: August 21, 2011

Kevin Durant is ready for his close up.

The Oklahoma City Thunder star is on the verge of finalizing a deal to star in a major Warner Bros. film, The Oklahoman has learned.

The film, which has a basketball subplot, has not yet been named, but it's scheduled to go into production in mid-September, according to sources.

Filming location for the feature-length picture has been narrowed to Oklahoma City and Baton Rouge, La.

Neither Durant nor his representatives could be reached for comment.

The film, however, will mark the biggest off-the-court venture Durant has undertaken in his four-year pro basketball career. It also will solidify Durant's growing status as a superstar.

The film's impending announcement will only keep Durant in a spotlight he's thoroughly sequestered throughout an NBA offseason that has been clouded by a lockout.

With the league's labor dispute threatening to cancel some or all of the season, Durant, the reigning two-time scoring champion, has taken his talents to the country's best playgrounds and pro-am circuits. Durant has wowed crowds in New York, Los Angeles and Washington, D.C. with his scoring prowess and sharpshooting ability, adding Internet sensation to his long list of accomplishments.

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by Darnell Mayberry
OKC Thunder Senior Reporter
Darnell Mayberry grew up in Langston, Okla. and is now in his third stint in the Sooner state. After a year and a half at Bishop McGuinness High, he finished his prep years in Falls Church, Va., before graduating from Norfolk State University in...
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