Dennis Rodman’s North Korea Antics Being Made Into Hollywood Film
Dennis Rodman’s insane adventures in North Korea will likely be made into a Hollywood movie. Twentieth Century Fox has bought a comedy pitch called Dipomats, which is largely based on Rodman’s “basketball diplomacy” trips to North Korea and meetings with the country’s tyrannical leader Kim Jong-Un. The movie already has a director and producer lined up in Tim Story and Peter Chemin, respectively, but no actors or release date have been confirmed for the project yet.
The former NBA star’s latest trip to North Korea was marred with controversy. He sparked outrage by singing “Happy Birthday” to Kim and appeared visibly drunk during a rambling interview with CNN. He implied during the interview that Kenneth Bae, an American who was sentenced to 15 years of hard labor in a North Korean camp for acts of “treason,” had done something to deserve his sentence.
Korean media outlets reported that a drunk Rodman “vomited and defecated” in the hallway of his hotel. Sources also claim he was “plied with alcohol” upon entering the country, receiving numerous personalized bottles of alcohol that had pictures of Rodman and Kim drawn on them. He later apologized and blamed booze for his boorish behavior before entering rehab.
“The pressure that was put on him to be a combination ‘super human’ political figure and ‘fixer’ got the better of him,” said his agent, Dennis Prince. “He is embarrassed, saddened and remorseful for the anger and hurt his words have caused.”
But after exiting rehab after three weeks, Rodman visibly relapsed just two days later at a Miami nightclub. Despite this, he denies being an alcoholic and said he has no plans to quit drinking. “I don’t need to drink. I don’t need to do anything. I went to rehab to sort things out. That’s it,” he said. “I’m not an alcoholic. An alcoholic drinks seven days a week. I don’t drink seven days a week. When I drink, I don’t hurt nobody. I don’t have no DUI’s, nothing like that.”