• Celtics star Kyrie Irving to star in, executive produce movie about 'haunted' OKC hotel

    By: Ryan Love

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    OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. - Boston Celtics guard Kyrie Irving is reportedly expanding his movie-making career by partaking in a horror film based on an Oklahoma City hotel.

    The NBA star is set to star in and executive produce the Imagine Entertainment movie about the Skirvin Hotel in Oklahoma City, according to Variety. The company has optioned an upcoming Players' Tribune article, telling an oral history of NBA stars' experiences at the "haunted" hotel.

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    The Skirvin Hilton Hotel -- the city's oldest hotel -- opened in 1911 and serves as a common place for NBA players to stay when they come to town to face the Thunder. However -- according to the report -- some players refuse to stay there due to its reputation.

    A 2014 New York Times article detailed the frightening experiences visiting players went through while staying at the hotel:

    “Everyone in the league knows about her,” said Caron Butler, a 12-year N.B.A. veteran who stayed at the Skirvin many times before he joined the Thunder this season. “Hopefully, she’ll haunt all the teams that come for the playoffs.” - John Branch, New York Times (2014)

    The film will be produced by Imagine Entertainment chairman Brian Grazer and Bobby Cohen. “Having had my own interesting experiences at the Skirvin Hotel, I connected with this idea immediately,” Irving told Variety. “To work with Brian Grazer is a dream come true, and I’m excited to bring this project to life with the Imagine Entertainment team.”

    Irving recently starred in a sports comedy movie named after his alter-ego "Uncle Drew."


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