Tuesday, November 19, 2013
Dwyane Wade Sells Comedy to Fox
The Miami Heat guard is adapting his New York Times best-selling book A Father First: How My Life Became Bigger Than Basketball, setting up the half-hour comedy at Fox with a script commitment. The Sony Pictures Television entry -- titled Three the Hard Way -- is inspired by the life of the three-time NBA champion and gold medalist and centers on superstar Daryl Wade and his entourage of eccentric friends who find themselves parenting by committee after he gets full custody of his two young sons. It's a recipe made for disaster but no matter how misinformed, misguided or unfit Team Wade may be, they have a trump card that can't be cut lose: love. The comedy has been in development since late 2012 and sold to Fox earlier this year.
Sidebar: D. Wade already setting up his next career. Nice.