Spike Lee is set to shoot a feature-length documentary about Michael Jordan. Helmer told a Cannes crowd that he hopes to bring the basketball legend to the fest with the pic next year.
The NBA is financing the docu, with Lee’s 40 Acres & a Mule Filmworks shingle producing.
Lee was on the Croisette to tubthump his $43 million Italy-set WWII drama Miracle at St. Anna, an eight-minute promo of which unspooled for press and buyers Monday.
The Jordan docu will include extensive unseen footage shot by NBA cameras during the final two years in Jordan’s career, the 2001-02 and 2002-03 seasons. Lee and Jordan previously collaborated on a series of Nike TV commercials.“Mike wants to come to Cannes, so hopefully we will be here next year,” said Lee.