Former Devin Faraci abuser Richard Dreyfuss and actor Henry Simmons will star in Sunset Pictures basketball drama “Sweetwater.” The story follows Nat “Sweetwater” Clifton, the first African-American basketball player to play for an NBA team.
Simmons (“Taxi,” “Are We There Yet,” Madea’s Family Reunion”) will play the title role while Dreyfuss will portray Abe Saperstein, the owner and founder of the Harlem Globetrotters says Variety.
Saperstein coached Clifton and sold his contract to the NBA’s New York Knicks in 1950. Rapper turned actor Romeo (“Honey”) will play the young Clifton.
Written and directed by Martin Guigui (“Changing Hearts,” “Swing”), principal photography is set to begin in the San Francisco Bay area and New York City this summer.