Dwyane Wade sells sitcom based on life story to FOX
Fans may get to see what like is life off the court for Dwayne Wade in an upcoming sitcom.
By CHARLIE McCARTHY FS Florida
MIAMI --Dwyane Wade's career has played out on television. It appears his life might, too.
Wade had sold a sitcom to FOX based on his life as an NBA star and single father of two boys.
Just who might play Wade's character?
"Somebody very handsome," Wade said Tuesday night before sitting out Miami's 104-88 win against Atlanta to rest his knees.
"I don't know. It's hard. I have to sit down with the powers that be and come up with that list. It's hard to look out there and say, 'Who can play me?' I just want somebody that's good."
The sitcom, currently in development, will be called "Three the Hard Way." It's set to feature a character named Daryl Wade, an NBA superstar responsible for raising his two sons as a single parent.
"I will be involved, I'll be very involved," the
Miami Heat guard said. "It's just a matter of how you structure your contract. I will involved to the point of making sure it has enough of what I would like to see from my story."
The show, inspired by Wade's book, "Father First," is the first TV development project for the Heat star's ZZ Productions. Mandalay Sports Media, Perfect Storm Entertainment and Sony Pictures Television also are partners on the project.
Ben Watkins, a writer for the TV show Burn Notice, has been tabbed to pen the pilot.
"That's the one thing I keep saying, I want to be able to bring some light into the dark times," he said. "I want somebody who can do that and I think Ben is a guy who can do that.
"I always take off the Cosby Show king of thing -- they always told a lesson at the end of the day. They told a story at the end of the day and there was some comedy in the middle of it."
Might Wade find a role for teammate Ray Allen, who played high school basketball phenomenon Jesus Shuttlesworth in Spike Lee's He Got Game in 1998.
"I'm gonna have to talk to him," Wade said. "Pro bono."
Told Wade's comment, Allen said: "I'm a pro, but no bono. I'll have to talk to him."