World Peace to play detective in movie
Controversial Los Angeles Lakers forward Metta World Peace will make his acting debut in a Lifetime Movie Network film based on Nancy Grace’s novel, “The Eleventh Victim,” Slam magazine and TV Guide reported.
The film is scheduled to be televised in the fall.
According to the TV Guide report, “Peace will set down his basketball to play Garlan Fincher, a Georgia detective who works very closely with Atlanta Assistant District Attorney Hailey Dean, played by Beverly Hills, 90210 vet Jennie Garth.”
Apparently World Peace (formerly Ron Artest) and Grace became friends during Season 13 of Dancing With the Stars.
The Garlan character “is very dear to my heart,” Grace said, according to TV Guide. “I wanted to cast someone for whom I have a true fondness. Metta World Peace was my first pick.”