Metta World Peace is back to doing Ron Artest things. According to TV Guide, the Lakers’ always entertaining small forward has decided to share his talents with the middle-aged women of America, as he recently accepted a role to star in, that’s right, a Lifetime movie.
World Peace will play the role of detective Garlan Finch in a movie adaptation of Nancy Grace’s novel, “The Eleventh Victim.” So why would World Peace choose Lifetime? The more appropriate question, it seems, is why a breathing human being would actively seek out World Peace for an acting role. Although, to be fair, his entire persona feels contrived, because it’s hard to believe a person would consciously live as he does. So maybe acting really is a talent of his.
Anyway, here’s the story of how this wonderfully bizarre concoction came to be:
“Turns out World Peace and [Nancy] Grace became fast friends during their stint on Season 13 of Dancing With the Stars.([Co-star] Garth is also a Dancing alum.) The Garlan character ‘is very dear to my heart,’ says Grace, who authored The New York Times best-selling novel based on her real-life experiences and serves as one of the film’s executive producers. ‘I wanted to cast someone for whom I have a true fondness. Metta World Peace was my first pick.’”
Could his performance eventually earn him a spot on this list? We doubt it. But we’re excited.
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