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NBA Star Baron Davis To Wear Executive Producer Hat For Indie Thriller "Life Tracker"

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by Emmanuel Akitobi
December 12, 2011 8:30 PM
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Already a SAG member himself, with small roles in film and TV projects like The Cookout and Lincoln Heights, NBA player Baron Davis and his Verso Entertainment production company now look to put others in front of the camera.  Up next for Verso is the indie thriller Life Tracker, written and directed by Joe McClean, THR reports.

Life Tracker tells the story of a man investigating a company that claims to be able to predict a person's future by examining their DNA.

Per THR:

McClean was initially hired to write a screenplay called Viral, but when that project failed to get off the ground he optioned his own script and turned it into Tracker.

McClean said Davis' involvement was key to finalizing the project's financing.

"There was a week or so when I honestly wasn't sure the deal was going to happen because there were a lot of lawyers asking a lot of questions," he said. "Baron called me up and told me to calm down because I had his word the deal would get done."

Wow.  He told the man to "calm down", like, "I got this, homie."  That's real balling.  With all the stories we hear about athletes blowing their money on dumb stuff, it's always great to see one doing something smart with his.

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4 Comments

  • urbanauteur | December 13, 2011 7:29 PMReply

    Great fade away..:)

  • Troy | December 13, 2011 12:08 PMReply

    Using your money to produce a money is blowing your money.

  • Troy | December 13, 2011 12:08 PM

    Using your money to produce a movie is blowing your money.

  • Kia | December 13, 2011 9:57 AMReply

    I commend Mr. Davis for giving this writer/director a shot. Must of been a good pitch :)

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