Titled “Underrated,” the film will chronicle Curry’s historic rise to prominence during March Madness when he played for the Davidson College Wildcats.
A24 will produce and fully finance the film, marking the indie studio’s first project in development with Unanimous Media, the production company formed by Curry.
Curry broke out onto the national landscape during Davidson’s run to the Elite Eight of the 2008 NCAA Division I men’s basketball tournament.
The Wildcats entered the tournament as the No. 10 seed in the Midwest Region, but they soon defied expectations with Curry leading the way. Curry averaged 32.0 points per game in the tournament.
Curry created Unanimous Media with Erick Peyton and has since lined up projects that span TV and film, including ABC’s “Holey Moley” and the animated revival of Norman Lear’s “Good Times” for Netflix.
Proximity Media was founded by Coogler, the filmmaker of “Black Panther” and “Creed,” along with Nicks, Zinzi Coogler, Sev Ohanian, Ludwig Göransson and Archie Davis. The company recently worked on “Space Jam: A New Legacy” and “Judas and the Black Messiah.”