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By Stewart Perrie
Hollywood is turning Dennis Rodman's iconic and legendary 1998 two-day bender into a movie.
People familiar with the Chicago Bulls in the 1990s will be very well versed with the '98 championship against the Utah Jazz.
Tensions were high as people all over the US waited to see if the Bulls could pull off its sixth championship win in the nineties and make it two three-peats.
But before the match, Dennis Rodman asked if he could have time off to get his head in the game.
Instead of doing some focused thinking, training and preparation, he decided to nip off to Las Vegas to have one hell of a bender.
Those who watched The Last Dance were given an insight into the holiday that sparked concern and worries in the Bulls' camp.
Michael Jordan and coach Phil Jackson had to fly to Sin City to retrieve the controversial basketballer when he didn't come back at the prescribed time.
However, 48 Hours In Vegas is going to go into detail about what happened behind closed doors.
The synopsis of the film states: "Las Vegas, Nevada. 1998. The NBA Finals are in full swing. The Chicago Bulls are on the verge of completing their second three-peat in eight years.
"And Dennis Rodman - a groundbreaking cultural presence on and off the court and the team's iconoclastic future Hall of Famer, defensive specialist, rebounding genius - has just bravely told coach Phil Jackson that he needs 48 hours in Vegas.
"Naturally, it is a request that Jackson honours.
"Inspired by two whirlwind mythic days in Sin City, Lionsgate's 48 Hours in Vegas will take audiences on Rodman's madcap adventure with his skittish assistant GM, and will detail a budding friendship that neither one of them ever thought was possible, but will end up solving both of their problems."
Film producer Phil Lord has teamed up Chris Miller to bring this story to life and, considering their previous work (21 Jump Street and Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse), we have no doubt it's going to be epic.
This duo will also work with Aditya Sood, Ari Lubet, Will Allegra, as well as the man himself, Dennis Rodman, for the full picture.
President of Lionsgate's Motion Picture Group, Nathan Kahane, is excited for audiences to see just how outrageous the bender was.
"In 1998, there was nobody on Earth who'd be more fun - or maybe more dangerous - to party with. And yet, that's not even half of who he is. This movie takes you on an unforgettable ride with the myth, the legend and also the man that Dennis is, behind everything you think you know."
There's no word on who will play the young Rodman in the film or when we can expect to see it on the big screen.
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