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Giannis makes appeal to young actors to play him in Disney's 'Greek Freak' film

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Posted at 2:53 PM, Oct 28, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-28 15:55:49-04

MILWAUKEE — Giannis Antetokounmpo is making a personal appeal to young actors to play himself and his brother in Disney's upcoming film 'Greek Freak.'

Antetokounmpo wrote in a Twitter post Wednesday that "No experience necessary!" but that it "helps if you resemble the handsome boys pictured below and have some basketball experience. SPREAD THE WORD!"

'Greek Freak' is to recount the early life of Giannis and his brother, Thanasis, as they rise from Nigerian immigrants living in Greece to the basketball superstars they are today.

Disney's casting call asks for a 15-year-old boy to play Giannis at age 13, and an 18-year-old boy to play Giannis at age 15. The application requires a video from prospective actors for the roles. No acting experience is required, according to the casting call.

Akin Omotoso is directing, Bernie Goldman producing and Arash Amel is writing the script for 'Greek Freak.'

Disney first announced the film last August.

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