It looks like it is time to fire back up the ‘You The Real MVP’ Kevin Durant memes. Deadline is reporting that there is a Lifetime original movie on the way which will be based on none other than Kevin Durant’s mother, and the working title (obviously) is ‘The Real MVP: The Wanda Pratt Story.’
Cassandra Freeman (Inside Man, Single Ladies), Tracie Thoms (Cold Case, Rent), Pauletta Washington (Wilma), Daniel Bellomy and Nic Few (Major Crimes, The Exes) have been cast in Lifetime original movie with the working title of The Real MVP: The Wanda Pratt Story, based on the life of NBA star Kevin Durant’s mom. Queen Latifah and Shakim Compere’s Flavor Unit are executive producers. Production is currently underway in Vancouver on the film, which will bow on Mother’s Day, Sunday May 8, on Lifetime. A&E Studios is producing.
If Lifetime is looking to expand its audience into the male demographic, this is a great way to do so. The film will focus on the story of Durant’s mother, Wanda Pratt, who really came into the public’s focus during Kevin’s emotional MVP speech in 2014. You can relive that great speech above.