BASKETBALL DRAMA ‘SLAMMA JAMMA’ TO HIT THEATERS DURING MARCH MADNESS
NFL HALL OF FAMER MICHAEL IRVIN STARS WITH SPORTS PROS JOSE CONSECO,
CHRIS STAPLES AND PORTER MABERRY IN SLAM-DUNK MOVIE
HONOLULU (February 27, 2017) �" NFL legend Michael Irvin stars alongside slam-dunk champions Chris Staples and Porter Maberry in the new movie SLAMMA JAMMA releasing this March 24th in theaters nationwide during the heart of March Madness.
Staples, who is a former Harlem Globetrotter and four-time slam-dunk champion, leads a cast of notable sports personalities that includes other superstars like 5’5” viral dunking sensation Maberry (who has dunked over Shaquille O’Neal) and Polish pro dunker Rafal Lipinski, along with former NFL pro and sports broadcaster Michael Irvin and retired MLB legend Jose Conseco.
SLAMMA JAMMA tells the story of college basketball star Michael Diggs (Staples), whose NBA dreams are crushed when he is convicted of a crime he didn’t commit. After a six-year prison sentence, Michael must repair the broken relationships from his past and overcome all odds to regain his career. SLAMMA JAMMA will remind audiences that in the face of injustice, faith and determination can help reconcile the past and bring hope to the future. “People have said it’s the best basketball movie since WHITE MEN CAN’T JUMP,” said director Tim Chey of RiverRain Productions.
SLAMMA JAMMA was written and directed by award-winning filmmaker Tim Chey (FREEDOM, SUING THE DEVIL). The cast includes Michael Irvin (Former NFL player �" Dallas Cowboys), Chris Staples (Former Harlem Globetrotter, 4-Time Slam Dunk Champion), Porter Maberry (Repeat Slam Dunk Champion), Rafal Lipinski (Repeat Slam Dunk Champion), Jose Conseco (Former MLB player), Alexia Hall (LOCATING SILVER LAKE), Rosemarie Smith-Coleman (IN THE CLOSET), Ryan Gunnarson (WHEN THE GAME STANDS TALL), Michael Hardy, and Kelsey Caesar (“Friday Night Lights”, DEVIL DOGS).
The cast also includes Hawaii grown actor, Michael Hardy attended and majored in Theatre at Leeward Community College and the University of Hawaii at Manoa. While at UHM, he received his first role as Floyd on the hit TV show Lost. Hardy was born on Clark AFB in the Philippines. Born into a military family, he spent his early childhood living around the world in Korea, Germany, Oklahoma, Italy, and ultimately Hawai'i. Being very active in every new activity he could sample, he decided to focus on basketball, which took him to playing on scholarship at North Idaho College. This is where he took his first theatre course and fell in love with the art of acting. After Idaho, he moved back to Hawaii and studied theatre at LCC and UHM. In January 2012, he moved to Los Angeles to pursue his acting career. He has appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live once with Will Smith, and again with 50 Cent.
The film will be shown in Hawaii at the following locations:
REGAL Dole Cannery Stadium 18 IMAX & RPX, Honolulu; REGAL Windward Stadium 10, Kaneohe; REGAL Pearl Highlands Stadium 12, Pearl City; REGAL Kapolei Commons 12, Kapolei
REGAL Prince Kuhio 9, Hilo; REGAL Makalapua Stadium 10, Kailua-Kona; REGAL Keauhou Stadium 7, Keauhou-Kona
REGAL Maui Mall Megaplex 12, Kahului; REGAL Wharf Cinema Center 3, Lahaina
Friday, 24 March, 2017
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