‘Rise’, the new Disney+ movie, is coming soon, here you can watch the trailer

Giannis Antikonmo is the executive who produced this film about him and his brothers, Thanassis and Kostas, a unique case in NBA history. (Disney Plus)

There is hardly another story like the story of the two brothers Giannis s Thanassis Antikonmoand basketball players Milwaukee Bucks and Costas Antikonmoof the Los Angeles Lakers. They migrated with their parents from Nigeria to Greece, where they made a living selling things to tourists, and were always worried about deportation. abovethe new production of Disney +which will premiere on June 24 On the podium, he will tell the story of how one talent got him into the NBA and thus changed his family’s life and basketball history in the United States.

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“Rise,” the story of the Antetokounmpo family of athletes, begins on June 24. (Disney +)

Executive produced by Giannis Antetokounmo himself, this fantasy shows the hardships that Charles and Vera Antikonmo (played by Daewoo Okini s I want you to be) to support their children in Athens, as they try to bypass the myriad obstacles of the Greek immigration system. And to make them happy, too, something happened that they discovered on the basketball court. Although they had no prior training, Giannis, Thanassis and Kostas were naturally talented at the game.

With the help of an agent, Giannis entered the NBA lottery in 2013, hoping to be selected. The rest is known to history: He and his brother Thanassis are part of the team that gave the Milwaukee Bucks their first championship in 2021, while Kostas plays in the tournament that was the previous year’s champion, the Los Angeles Lakers.

Giannis Antetokounmpo entered the NBA lottery in 2013, and today he is one of three champion brothers.  (Jeff Hansch-USA Today Sports)
Giannis Antetokounmpo entered the NBA lottery in 2013, and today he is one of three champion brothers. (Jeff Hansch-USA Today Sports)

freshmen Uchi Agada s Raal Agada and the actor Jaden Osimwa They will play the role of athletes, and here the production itself, the story of the brothers, was born. O’Shea was working at a New Jersey gas station, waiting at the window for motorists buying fast food or coffee, when he saw Giannis’ tweet announcing the search for a young man to play. The experience wasn’t significant, just the physical resemblance to the boys featured in the accompanying photo.

Uche Agada, the first actor to play Giannis Antetokounmpo, saw this photo in the athlete's post about acting.  (@Giannis_An34)
Uche Agada, the first actor to play Giannis Antetokounmpo, saw this photo in the athlete’s post about acting. (@Giannis_An34)

Agada took part in the auditions and got the role of Giannis. Then he told Wheels that he, too, had a brother he could do for the role of Thiannis, and so Rahl got the chance to compete for the job. And he succeeded: and thus the Agada brothers became the actors who would tell the story of the unstoppable rise of the Antikonmo brothers in above.

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Elijah Schumanke He would be another brother of the trio, Alex; Manish Dial He will play Giannis’ stubborn agent, Kevin, and Taylor Nichols John Hammond will take over as manager of the Milwaukee Bucks. The cast will also include Maximiliano Hernandez, Eddie Cahill, Pilar Holland s McCollum Kona Cephas Jr.

Tanasis and Giannis Antikonmo watched the film in a private screening with their mother, Vera.  (@Giannis_An34)
Tanasis and Giannis Antikonmo watched the film in a private screening with their mother, Vera. (@Giannis_An34)

titled Akin Omotsuthe film has production Bernie Goldman, Andreas Demetriou s Michael Futras. And of course, creative input from Giannis Antetokounmpo, who said in a statement, “I am delighted and honored that Disney+ is bringing my family’s story to people around the world. I hope it inspires those in similar circumstances to keep the faith, stay true to their goals and never stop striving for better life “.

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