Kyrie Irving to star in, produce film about haunted OKC hotel
Kyrie Irving is slated to both star in and executive produce an upcoming film about an infamous hotel in Oklahoma City, Okla., that is said to be haunted.
The film, which also counts Brian Grazer and Bobby Cohen as its producers, will be of the horror genre, “blending scares, satire, wit and social commentary,” per a Variety report.
The inspiration for the film stems from Imagine Entertainment preemptively optioning a soon-to-be released article from The Players’ Tribune in which NBA players provide an oral history of the purportedly haunted hotel.
The Skirvin Hotel has been rumored to be haunted going all the way back to the 1930s. It has established a spooky reputation among NBA players due to how teams occasionally stay there when visiting town to play the Thunder.
Some players even refuse to sleep at the Skirvin due to their own experiences which they insist are of a supernatural nature. Irving himself admits there’s something off-putting about the hotel.
“Having had my own interesting experiences at the Skirvin Hotel, I connected with this idea immediately,” Irving said. “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 of course already has made successful inroads into Hollywood thanks to his hit 2018 movie “Uncle Drew,” which was inspired by his elderly basketball-playing character originally featured in a series of Pepsi commercials. Cohen hailed the Boston Celtics superstar as an “ideal collaborator” for the haunted hotel movie project.