NBA superstar Stephen Curry announced on Twitter late Thursday that he will serve as an executive producer of the faith-based Hollywood drama, “Breakthrough .”
“First project EP in theaters April 2019,” Curry tweeted.
Curry’s tweet included an “exclusive” article from The Hollywood Reporter announcing his role with the Fox 2000 film.
The movie is based on author Joyce Smith’s “Breakthrough: The Miraculous Story of a Mother’s Faith and Her Child’s Resurrection.”
The nonfiction book recounts how Smith’s 14-year-old son “lay lifeless” in a hospital after he fell through ice on a Missouri lake, according to a synopsis on GoodReads.com. His heart began to beat again when Joyce Smith “cried out to God in a loud voice to save him,” according to the synopsis.
Curry’s involvement in the film is “one of the first” for his “burgeoning media career,” according to The Hollywood Reporter.
In an article published April 24, 2018, The Charlotte Observer reported that Curry planned to focus on family, faith and sports themes in film, TV and other projects he intends to develop with Sony Pictures Entertainment.
In announcing the multiyear partnership, Sony said Curry and the company he co-founded, Unanimous Media, would base their production headquarters on the Sony back lot in Culver City, Calif., according to an article in The Hollywood Reporter at the time.
Variety magazine called the partnership “the biggest media deal of any athlete to date,” although financial terms were not disclosed, the Observer reported.
Curry attended Davidson College before turning pro.