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Chance the Rapper & Dwyane Wade Are Co-Producing a New Basketball Documentary

Chance the Rapper is set to star in the upcoming thriller Slice, but first, the "No Problem" rapper is stepping behind the scenes to helm a new documentary about basketball and he's bringing Cleveland Cavaliers shooting guard and fellow Chicago native Dwyane Wade along for the ride. The two Chicago stars have teamed up to executive produce Shot in the Dark, a documentary based on the lives of basketball players from a high school in Chicago. 

The film chronicles the lives of Chicago's Orr Academy basketball team as the young men try to balance their basketball lives with the violence and injustice they face living in the city. Shot in the Dark will also focus on the life of one the of team's star players, Tyquone Greer, who notched the winning 3-point shot at one of his games and a week later, was shot in the leg at a local party. 

“Shot in the Dark is an authentic and realistic look at high school sports in Chicago and what it means for our youth,” Chance said in a press release. “It’s not really a game for some of us.”

Shot in the Dark is the second film featured in FOX's new "Magnify" series, exploring the lives of athletes on and off the field. The film will premiere on Feb. 24 on FOX. 


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