If there's one thing that every Ryan Coogler fan knows, it is that he is a Bay Area native and he isn't afraid to show it. His first feature film, Fruitvale Station, shined a light on one of the most despicable acts of police violence that led to the death of another Bay Area native, Oscar Grant. Later on, he incorporated the city of Oakland into the global hit, Black Panther. Now, he's working on shining a light on the Bay Area's adopted son, Steph Curry. Patrick Hipes of Deadline has reported that Coogler is working with A24 and Pete Nicks for Proximity Media to produce a documentary about Curry's rise to fame in 2008.
For those who are unaware, Curry rose to fame as a scrawny, quick guard at Davidson College during the 2007-2008 college basketball season. After earning a 23-6 regular-season record and winning the 2008 SoCon Men's Basketball Tournament, Curry and the Wildcats headed to the NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament. Shocking the world, Davidson took down the Gonzaga Bulldogs, Wisconsin Badgers and Georgetown Hoyas en route to an appearance in the Elite 8. Unfortunately, Davison wrapped up its season with a two-point loss against the Kansas Jayhawks, but Curry had already captured the nation's attention. Showcasing his ungodly shooting range, Curry averaged 32 points per game and cemented himself as a top NBA prospect. Over course, he not only met expectations in the NBA, but he surpassed them by winning three NBA titles and two NBA MVPs. With that said, it all started at Davidson.
Curry's documentary, Underrated, is certainly in good hands. As previously mentioned, Coogler has directed films like Black Panther and Creed while also producing films like Judas and the Black Messiah and Space Jam: A New Legacy. He is also backed by the accomplished production house, A24. A24 is responsible for Moonlight, Uncut Gems and Euphoria.
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