The story of Dennis Rodman's two-day bender in Las Vegas during the 1998 NBA Finals was told during "The Last Dance," and now it will be turned into a movie.
The film, which was acquired by Lionsgate, will be titled "48 Hours in Vegas" and Rodman is set to be an executive producer. It is being written by Jordan VanDina and will include Phil Lord and Christopher Miller as producers.
Lionsgate's Nathan Kahane commented on the film, stating, "There's only one Dennis Rodman. In 1998, there was nobody on Earth who'd be more fun — or maybe more dangerous — to party with. And yet that's not even half of who he is. This movie takes you on an unforgettable ride with the myth, the legend, and also the man that Dennis is, behind everything you think you know. You think you know anything about 'The Worm?' Just you wait!"
As told in the ESPN docu-series, Bulls head coach Phil Jackson granted Rodman a 48-hour break during the Finals, which Jordan commented on, stating, "[I say] 'Phil, you let this dude go on vacation, we're not going to see him. You let him go to Vegas, we're definitely not going to see him." Jordan added, "He didn't come back on time. We had to go get his ass out of bed. And I'm not going to say what's in his bed or where he was."
Carmen Electra, who was dating Rodman at the time, then filled in the rest of the story, stating, "There's a knock on the door. It's Michael Jordan. I hid. I didn't want him to see me like that, so I'm just hiding behind the couch with covers over me."