Metta World Peace to Star in Movie This Fall

After showing off what he can do being a weatherman , Los Angeles Lakers forward Metta World Peac...

After showing off what he can do being a weatherman, Los Angeles Lakers forward Metta World Peace will be taking his talents to the movie screen, as he will reportedly star in a movie called The Eleventh Victim , which is based on the novel by Nancy Grace.

According to William Keck of TV Guide, World Peace will play a man named Garlan Fincher, who is a detective from Georgia.

Peace will set down his basketball to play Garlan Fincher, a Georgia detective who works very closely with Atlanta Assistant District Attorney Hailey Dean, played by Beverly Hills, 90210 vet Jennie Garth. 

How, you may ask, did this highly unusual bit of casting come about? Turns out World Peace and Grace became fast friends during their stint on Season 13 of Dancing With the Stars. (Garth is also a Dancing alum.) The Garlan character "is very dear to my heart," says Grace, who authored The New York Times best-selling novel based on her real-life experiences and serves as one of the film's executive producers. "I wanted to cast someone for whom I have a true fondness. Metta World Peace was my first pick."

The movie will premiere with fall on the Lifetime Movie Network. 

I'll only just watch this to see MWP. Should be exciting. 

Josh Dhani is the founder of FootBasket. He also contributes at Hoops Authority and Eight Points Nine Seconds. You can read more about him at his website. Follow him on Twitter @joshdhani.

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