The story of Dennis Rodman's bizarre relationship with North Korea has found a fitting new medium: a comedy film.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, 20th Century Fox has bought the rights to a comedy called Diplomats, loosely based on the NBA Hall of Famer's "basketball diplomacy" trips to North Korea. The studio has attached Tim Story, the director of the extremely successful film Ride Along, to the project.
Rodman, who won five NBA championships and two Defensive Player of the Year awards, has developed a strange relationship with dictator Kim Jong Un. He's visited North Korea twice in the past year and in January he organized a basketball exhibition and sang "Happy Birthday" to the North Korean leader.
Rodman's trips have joked about on Saturday Night Live skits and lambasted by the White House.
The movie, which will have a script written by Jonathan Abrams, may or may not make it to movie theaters. This is simply the first step in the production process.
Rodman just finished a three-week stint at an alcohol-rehab facility in New Jersey.