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YOU OUGHT TO BE IN PICTURES: JORDAN, RODMAN ON BIG SCREEN?

     Warner Brothers' feature animation unit returns to business
with "The Quest for the Grail" -- slated for a late '97 release.
However, in late '94, WB also began developing "an animated/live
action full-length feature" starring Michael Jordan and WB's
Looney Tunes characters.  The Jordan project could follow "Grail"
(VARIETY, 6/5-11 issue).  NBC's Jim Gray reports that Dennis
Rodman, won wants to play in L.A. if the Spurs don't want him
back, said he has been contacted by WB about playing a bad guy in
the next Batman film (Rudy Martzke, USA TODAY, 6/7).
     SPORTS FLIX ABOUND:  VARIETY also reports that "there are
more sports films than ever at the labels."  Hollywood Pictures
has two basketball pictures:  "Eddie," with Whoopi Goldberg, and
"Celtic Pride"; Touchstone has the baseball drama "Mr. 3000"; and
Disney has two soccer films, "Big Green" and "Cardiac Express."
Disney Studio head Joe Roth:  "I like sports movies.  They are
very easy ways to tell stories" (VARIETY, 6/5-11 issue).
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