If you thought the rumors about Iman Shumpert‘s movie career – 21 Shump Street and Forrest Shump are reportedly in pre-production – were something to get excited about, now comes word that Broadway’s latest PG du jour has locked up his own Hollywood development deal. Well-placed sources inside Warner Bros. Pictures confirm that the studio has already offered Jeremy Lin the lead role in the forthcoming sequel to Christopher Nolan’s epic 2010 blockbuster, Inception.
Details are still sketchy, but I was able to get my hands on a copy of the in-progress plot summary:
Lin’s character is a skilled thief, the absolute best in the dangerous art of extraction, stealing valuable game plans from deep within an opposing point guard’s subconscious, when their mind is at its most vulnerable. Lin’s rare ability has made him a coveted player in this treacherous new world of league espionage, but it has also made him an international rarity and could cost him everything. Now Lin is being offered a chance at redemption. One last job could give him his life back but only if he can accomplish what was thought to be impossible: LINCEPTION. Instead of the perfect heist, Lin and his team of ballers have to pull off the reverse: their task is not to steal wins, but to create them from scratch. If they succeed, it could be the perfect season. But no amount of careful planning or expertise can prepare the team for a league that seems to predict its every move. A predicament that only Lin could have seen coming.
Other projects under consideration include Linside Man, Linsidious, The Linvasion, Linvincible, Linterview With the Vampire, Lindiana Jones and the Last Crusade, Linglorious Basterds, Linnerspace, The Lincredibles, and The Lincredible Hulk.
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Special thanks once again to Jonah of The Knicks Wall for help with the image above.