NEW YORK — Denver's Carmelo
Anthony and Orlando's Dwight Howard will star in a basketball film with
an award-winning Chinese director titled Amazing.
The NBA and Shanghai Film Group
announced the joint production effort on Tuesday, calling it "the first
NBA-themed motion picture outside of North America."
The filming will take place in New York, Beijing and Shanghai through November and feature top actors from Asia.
The movie is scheduled to open next summer.
Amazing is directed by Hu Xuehua, a winner of the Kennedy Center Honors.
The NBA will play its fifth set of
preseason games in China when the Houston Rockets and New Jersey Nets
play in Beijing and Guangzhou in October.