Bo Burnham and Jason Segel have joined Adam McKay’s Los Angeles Lakers star streak.
The promising young woman star Burnham will play Boston Celtics legend Larry Bird in the HBO drama, which centers on the 1980s dynasty of the basketball team, while Segel will take on the role of the Lakers assistant coach Paul Westhead.
Based on Jeff Pearlman’s book Showtime: Magic, Kareem, Riley, and the Los Angeles Lakers Dynasty of the 1980s, the project will also star Michael Chiklis as Red Auerbach, Sally Field and John C. Reilly as owners Jessie and Jerry Buss, Adrien Brody as Lakers coach Pat Riley and Jason Clarke as Jerry West, while Quincy Isaiah and Solomon Hughes will play sports legends Magic Johnson and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar respectively. (KL / DL / LOT)
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