Smith To Produce Michael Jordan Baseball Film

Will Smith is set to produce “The Prospect,” a film about basketball legend Michael Jordan’s short-lived baseball career for his own Overlook Entertainment production company reports Empire Online.

Jordan initially retired in 1993 and made the jump to baseball partly to fulfil a promise he made to his father who died that year. Jordan signed with the Birmingham Barons, the Chicago White Sox’s minor league team, and later also played for the Scottsdale Scorpions.

Though he fared fairly well, he returned to basketball in 1995. Ben Epstein has penned the screenplay but there’s no production schedule at this point.