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A clip from KD's movie 'Thunderstruck'

Posted on: February 24, 2012 2:53 pm
Edited on: February 24, 2012 3:06 pm
Posted by Royce Young

ORLANDO — It's definitely going to win any awards and it's probably not going to be scoring high on Rotten Tomatoes. It might not even be going to theaters, but Kevin Durant made a movie and there was a promotional press conference for it Friday in Orlando.

Durant was there with his two co-stars Tristan May and Taylor Gray as well as with a producer and the director. He answered some questions about it and when the clip rolled, he looked a little uncomfortable watching himself. Because originally, Durant didn't want to do the movie. It wasn't him, he said.

"When they first came to me with it, I was like 'No, I'm not going to do it,'" Durant said. "But after a while I wanted people to see a different side of me other than just playing basketball. And I'm glad I did. I had a lot of fun and stepped out of my comfort zone."  

The synopsis for the movie, which is definitely aimed for kids, is  "fun and energetic family basketball movie" starring Durant, as himself, playing a "basketball star who switches talent with a klutzy 16-year-old fan. When Brian, a hopelessly uncoordinated young fan, magically switches basketball  skills  with his hero, Kevin Durant, he becomes the star of his high  school team ... while Kevin Durant suddenly can’t make a shot to save his life. But with the playoffs approaching, Brian learns that being a true winner  involves working hard at your own game, and he tries to make things right in time to prevent a catastrophic end to his hero’s season."

Sounds awesome, huh? So why did Durant decide to do it?  Other than just doing something different (and I'm sure because of the money), he said one of his main goals was to help put OKC and the Thunder's name out there a bit more.

“That was one of my main goals when I first got to Oklahoma City," Durant said. "Whatever I do just try and represent it as much as I can. Because we are always underrated as a city and people always look down on us. So like I said, I just try and represent as much as a I can. With the film, seeing Thunder everywhere makes me feel good.”

But KD talked about the movie some, they showed a clip and they gave me a free mini basketball. So overall, score.


Since: Feb 26, 2012
Posted on: February 26, 2012 8:54 am

A clip from KD's movie 'Thunderstruck'

Since: Nov 26, 2010
Posted on: February 25, 2012 11:32 pm

A clip from KD's movie 'Thunderstruck'

Most of the Most of the movie was shoot in my hometown of Baton Rouge. I worked as an extra for 3 days on it. It's going to be one campy-a....

Since: Jun 18, 2009
Posted on: February 25, 2012 5:42 am

A clip from KD's movie 'Thunderstruck'

i was waiting for bugs bunny to come out in the end. This sounds so much like space jam...

Since: Jan 10, 2007
Posted on: February 24, 2012 5:06 pm

A clip from KD's movie 'Thunderstruck'

What the...?

Since: Mar 1, 2008
Posted on: February 24, 2012 3:32 pm

A clip from KD's movie 'Thunderstruck'

that is why he is part of something special here in Oklahoma.  THUNDER UP

Since: Jan 17, 2007
Posted on: February 24, 2012 3:21 pm

A clip from KD's movie 'Thunderstruck'

wow, that looks really awesome.

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