So, you canâ€™t get enough of the weave-pulling, table-jumping, backstabbing antics of â€œBasketball Wivesâ€? Never fear,Â the ever resourceful Shaunie Oâ€™Neal has teamed with another beautiful mogul, Tracey Edmonds, to bring the scream-fest to the big screen, reports Variety.
Fox Searchlight acquired the as yet untitled pitch from the â€œSoul Foodâ€ and â€œJumping the Broomâ€ producer which will be written by Elizabeth Warren for Edmondsâ€™ Our Stories Films.
Based loosely on Oâ€™Nealâ€™s life with NBA legend, Shaquille Oâ€™Neal, the film will revolve around a wife who moves to Miami with her newly signed NBA husband. There she will meet interesting friends who are also â€œabout that lifeâ€ and we will get to see how they deal with fame, jealousy and each other.
â€œThe beauty of a feature film is that weâ€™ll have the ability to dig much deeper into the stories and characters that come from this very colorful world and create a very juicy action packed narrative,â€ Edmonds told Variety.
BBW is currently making major media waves as campaigns are springing up left and right in protest of the negative portrayal of women on the show. A recent boycott of the spin-off, â€œEv and Ochoâ€ was started by Alexis M and has gained over a thousand signatures.