Former Harlem Globetrotters Chris Staples Makes Film Debut In Highly Anticipated New Movie Slamma Jamma Opens March 24

DALLAS, TX – 16 Mar, 2017 – Sprite Slam Dunk Champion Chris Staples will play Michael Diggs in the drama comedy motion picture Slamma Jamma. The movie is set for release Friday, March 24, to a nationwide audience. The movie is also rated PG.

Chris a rising star from Saginaw, Michigan. Stormed on the scene winning national and international dunk competitions, appearing in more than 20 countries having been featured in Sports Illustrated, a former Harlem Globetrotter, and becoming a YouTube sensation, not to mention being couched by Labron James.

Staples will play the lead role of Michael Diggs in Slamma Jamma. Michael Irvin, Jose Canseco, Ryan Gunnarson, Ray Walia, Michael Hardy, Aqueela Zoll and others will round out the cast. The movie was directed by Tim Chey (who has directed and produced films starring Cuba Gooding, Jr., Stephen Baldwin, Tricia Helfer, Sharon Leal, William Sadler, Bo Jackson (Football, Baseball star), David Robinson (NBA star), Margaret Cho, Pam Grier, Tom Sizemore, Tone Loc, Duane Martin, Tatiana Ali, Corbin Bernsen just to mention.

Inspired by a true story, ‘SLAMMA JAMMA’ is about one man who overcomes being wrongfully imprisoned and comes back against all odds to be the National Slam Dunk Champion. 

Michael comes home and finds his mother in a crisis. He sees no food on the shelf and realizes the desperation in the air. He discovers his younger brother, Taye, is now possibly helping a drug dealer. Hopelessness sets in. Michael’s mother offers him some money, but he refuses to take it. As his brother sinks deeper into crime, Michael’s mother collapses of a heart-attack. Unable to pay the hospital bill, Michael questions his own faith. Against all odds in this urban sports film.

Staples who is in the forefront of happenings has entered into a partnership with Rise Footwear to design and release his new sneaker later this summer.

Chris Staples will be are available for interviews. For more information on Chris Staples and Slamma Jamma please feel free to contact the media relations person mentioned above.

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