Michael Shapiro is in negotiations to make his feature helming debut on “Street” at MGM.
Story follows a group of street basketball players recruited to play for an NBA team whose owner has slashed player salaries.
Scribes Matt O’Neil and Chris Parker penned the script.
Former MGM production prexy cum producer Alex Gartner produces with Arthur Sarkissian (“Rush Hour”). JC Spink and Chris Bender exec produce. MGM execs Toby Jaffe, Eric Paquette and Pete Chiarelli are overseeing development for the studio.
Shapiro’s TV directing credits include “The Dead Zone” for cabler USA, as well as “Tremors: The Series” for Sci Fi Channel.
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