The Day Sports Stood Still (2021)

Mar 24, 2021 | Documentary, Made for TV, Sports

Director: Antoine Fuqua

Writer(s): Steven Leckart

Starring: Malika Andrews, Mookie Betts, Natasha Cloud, Mark Cuban, Marten de Roon, Laurent Duvernay-Tardif, Danilo Gallinari, Laurie Hernandez, Daryl Homer, Donovan Mitchell, Chris Paul, Ryan Reaves, Michele Roberts, Adam Silver, Karl-Anthony Towns, Michelle Wie, Charles Barkley, Kobe Bryant, Shaquille O’Neal

Synopsis: The film chronicles shutdowns, athletes’ prominent role in the cultural reckoning on racial injustices that escalated during the pandemic and the complex return to competition in the summer and fall. The project will also feature in-depth and emotional interviews largely conducted remotely, a broad swath of voices and experiences exploring how the pandemic pressed pause on careers, but also changed their lives in dramatic and surprising ways. The film features everyone from an NFL Super Bowl champion who volunteers in the ER, to a defending WNBA champ who decides to sit out the 2020 season to focus on protesting racial injustice.

Release Date: March 24, 2021 (USA) | Length: 84 min | Genre: Sports | MPAA Rating: Unknown

Note: To Premier on HBO Max. Antoine Fuqua, Chris Paul, Zachary Fuqua and Rolake Bamgbose are producers on this project.