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!"
Disney is making a movie based on my family’s story and they are searching for actors to play me and my brother, Thanasis, in our younger days. No experience necessary! It helps if you resemble the handsome boys pictured below and have some basketball experience. SPREAD THE WORD!— Giannis Ugo Antetokounmpo (@Giannis_An34) October 28, 2020
'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.