Former NBA Player Derek Anderson Writing Movies on his Life

0327-derek-anderson-instagramHomeless before his teens, a father at 15 … and a college basketball champ who persevered to play 11 years in the NBA. Sound like a great movie? Derek Anderson hopes some big time Hollywood types think so.

The former Kentucky Wildcat and Portland Trailblazer tells TMZ Sports he’s shopping around an autobiographical screenplay he wrote — and hoping to hook a director like Lee Daniels or Mark Wahlberg.

His story is pretty wild … while injuries hampered him at times in the pros — his game was tight enough that Michael Jordan handpicked DA to rep the Jordan brand.

Anderson’s already got casting decisions in mind, factoring in hoop skills of course: “Maybe Jaden Smith could play me from 11-14 and like Mehcad Brooks could play the older version of me. It’s hard to find actors that can play ball and Mehcad can ball.”

If the life story works out — he’s hoping for a 2015 release — Anderson says he has a few more scripts ready to go.

Confidence — a must have in sports and Hollywood.

Written by Nick

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