Winning Time: The Rise Of The Lakers Dynasty tells the story of the team’s progress and decline, focusing on the professional and personal lives of the players and the team around them, as well as the glitz and glamor of a famous era in which they won five. championships.
Known as the “Showtime” era, this is one of the most iconic eras in American sport: the rise of the LA Lakers basketball team in the 1980s.
The LA Lakers were more than just sports stars, they helped roll out the red carpet to unite celebrities and sports in the United States.
The new comedy-drama Winning Time: The Rise Of The Lakers Dynasty tells the story of the ups and downs, focusing on the professional and personal life of the team, the coaches, and the team around them, as well as the glitz and glamor of the team. famous along the way Time in which they won five championships.
The late John C. Reilly plays Jerry Buss, the flamboyant businessman who bought the team in 1979, and newcomer Quincy Isaiah plays the role of star Earvin “Magic” Johnson in a screening that also includes Adrien Brody, Jason Segel, and Solomon. Hughes, Sally Field, and Gaby Hoffman.
Isaiah told Sky News that playing an “icon” like Johnson, widely regarded as one of the best basketball players ever, had “a lot to think about and deal with,” but he played the role from the same point. View. it’s not like he’s playing a character.
“You want to make sure you give the human [side] to everyone you play, no matter who he is,” he said. “So I did a lot of research and the producers provided me with a lot of videos and resources. I was able to read books and try to figure out who Magic was at that time, 20 years old, in 1979, moving from Michigan to Los Angeles.”
Neither Johnson nor others involved in that era such as Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (played by Hughes) were involved in the show and not a huge fan of the story would have been told this way. Isaiah says there was no discussion with Johnson about playing him.
Reilly is best known for his roles in comedies like ‘Anchorman’ and ‘Step Brothers, as well as other films like ‘Boogie Nights, ‘Stan and Ollie’ and more recently ‘Licorice Pizza’, says there are a few aspects to take into consideration. the role of the real person.
He said, “What do you think, then, what does his family think of this? I try to approach him with respect and homage to his memory as I try to tell the truth in the best possible way.”
Buss, who died in 2013, is “the narrator of the comedy,” says Reilly, who breaks through the fourth wall with his character. In real life, he was a “relatively discreet person,” says the actor who discovered him. “We have filled in many gaps. So he’s not exactly a real character, he’s kind of inspired by Dr. Jerry Buss.
In “Winning Time”, Reilly reunites with executive producer Adam McKay, the director behind the recent climate satire “Don’t Look Up”, as well as “The Big Short” and “Vice”. Reilly has worked with Anchorman, Step Brothers, and Talladega Nights.