Blake Griffin, the superstar power forward for the NBA’s Los Angeles Clippers will be making his big screen debut in the awkwardly titled Flock of Dudes according to a report by Deadline.
Since his arrival in Los Angeles four years ago, the young Sooner has steadily built up a reputation in world’s premiere basketball league as one of the most talented, entertaining and exciting players. On the court, Griffin usually displays a very serious demeanor and an intensity that is matched only by the best players in NBA.
Off the court, Griffin, along with Clippers teammates DeAndre Jordan and Chris Paul have become infamous pranksters. Griffin even has had some success on features for FunnyorDie.com and has guest starred in several shows, including 90210.
Deadline’s report seems to insinuate Griffin won’t play the lead, but rather one of the friends of “a thirty-something who breaks up with his best buds in order to grow up”, who will be played by Chris D’elia, known for his role on the NBC sitcom Whitney.
The report also notes Big Bang Theory alum, Melissa Rauch, in a co-starring role, possibly a love interest for D’elia.
The NBA has long been known for its players, especially those in Los Angeles, to star in major motion pictures. Kareem Abdul Jabbar famously starred in Bruce Lee‘s Enter the Dragon and the comedy Airplane!, Shaquille O’Neal infamously had the title role of Kazaam! and Kevin Durant starred in Thunderstruck, which largely went unnoticed by film fans and NBA fans alike.
No dates were specified in the report regarding Flock of Dudes’ release date.