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HOOP DREAMS DUO COURTS GRANT HILL FOR CONNIE HAWKINS MOVIE
Published January 13, 1997
The two men who did the documentary "Hoop Dreams" have signed with Dreamworks and Producer GARY DAVID GOLDBERG to do a biopic of basketball Hall of Famer CONNIE HAWKINS, and hope to get the Pistons' GRANT HILL to make his film debut and play the lead role. PETER GILBERT, who along with Steve James worked with Hill before on a Fila commercial, said Hill's size and agility are "perfect" to portray the NBA star who almost never went pro due to a point-shaving scandal in college. Gilbert: "Like Connie, he can play a quiet and shy guy" (N.Y. DAILY NEWS, 1/12).