Underrated – the first major Steph Curry documentary – is now in development over at A24. Chronicling the NBA All-Star’s rise to prominence with the Davidson College Wildcats, all the way to being drafted by the Golden State Warriors in 2009, the upcoming film will be produced by Ryan Coogler (Fruitvale Station, Creed, Black Panther).
Curry burst onto the scene during March Madness in the 2007-08 NCAA Tournament by leading his underdog team to the Elite 8. Setting a single-season NCAA record for the most three-pointers scored, this marked the turning point where he distinguished himself as so much more than just the son of former NBA player, Dell Curry; who was drafted by the Utah Jazz in 1986, signing with the Cleveland Cavaliers the following season, before eventually spending the next decade with the Charlotte Hornets, and concluding his professional career with the Toronto Raptors (1999 – 2002).
The younger Curry, of course, would go on to become one of the most decorated NBA players of the modern era, defying the judgement of just about every NBA scout (hence the documentary title), in addition to making history with back-to-back blockbuster contracts. While the majority of players would call it a day after inking paperwork which nets them over $200 million on two separate occasions, to date, here are some of the man’s more notable achievements:
- 3 × NBA champion
- 2 × NBA Most Valuable Player
- 7 × NBA All-Star
- 2 × NBA scoring champion
Peter Nicks of Proximity Media will join Ryan Coogler as a producer, alongside Erick Petyon of Unanimous Media, as well as Steph Curry himself. Nicks has also signed on to direct, having previously helmed the likes of Homeroom, The Waiting Room, The Force.
Underrated, the Steph Curry documentary, has yet to schedule a release date – keep an eye out here for all the details and eventual trailer drop here.