On Monday, it was announced that Irving will executive produce and join the cast of an untitled film that tells the story of Oklahoma City's Skirvin Hotel. The inn that first opened in 1911 is rumored to be an epicenter of paranormal activity. Yet still, the hotel is frequented by many NBA teams traveling to the city for games. This has led some players to refuse to stay at the Skirvin and others to have otherworldly encounters. Irving falls in the latter category, which drew him to the project.
"Having had my own interesting experiences at the Skirvin Hotel, I connected with this idea immediately," Irving told Variety. The Players' Tribune and Sanjay Sharma will oversee its creation. In addition, Irving will receive assistance from Imagine Entertainment chairmen Brian Grazer and Bobby Cohen.
"To work with Brian Grazer is a dream come true," Kyrie said. "I’m excited to bring this project to life with the Imagine Entertainment team."
According to the legends, the Skirvin hauntings began in the 1930s when a mistress of the hotel's owner died. Now it is alleged that her spirit stalks the grounds with multiple sources claiming to have encountered her presence. Because of this, Imagine Studios has penned an upcoming article in the Players' Tribune where several NBA stars detail their supernatural experiences.
Although it seems creepy, the movie's plot is said to have a humorous twist which makes the star of the sports comedy Uncle Drew perfect for the starring role.