Metta World Peace is already putting his off-season to good use. After making a guest appearance on CTV in Vancouver as the "NBA Weather Specialist," the Lakers forward is setting his sights on a new venture. Get ready for Metta the actor.
According to TV Guide, World Peace is going to star in the movie adaptation of Nancy Grace’s first novel, "The Eleventh Victim." In the film, Metta will play "a Georgia detective who works alongside Atlanta’s District Attorney (played by former “Beverly Hills, 90210″ star Jennie Garth), as she pursues the conviction of a serial killer." In case you're wondering how the whole casting came about, Grace and the man formerly known as Ron Artest became good friends during his time on Season 13 of Dancing With the Stars.
"The Garlan character 'is very dear to my heart,' says Grace, who authored The New York Times best-selling novel based on her real-life experiences and serves as one of the film's executive producers. "I wanted to cast someone for whom I have a true fondness. Metta World Peace was my first pick."