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Rise Movie (2022) Cast & Crew, Release Date, Story, Review, Poster, Trailer, Budget, Collection
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Rise Movie (2022):

Rise is a biographical sports drama film directed by Akin Omotoso, from a script written by Arash Amel. Based on the true story of three young Nigerian-Greek brothers, Giannis, Thanasis and Kostas Antetokounmpo, who emigrate to the United States and rise to fame and success within the National Basketball Association. The film stars newcomers Uche Agada, Ral Agada, and Jaden Osimuwa in the three primary roles; with Elijah Shomanke, Yetide Badaki, and Dayo Okeniyi in supporting family roles.

Rise was produced by Walt Disney Pictures and released as a Disney+ original film on June 24, 2022. It received generally positive reviews from critics.

Rise Movie Information:

CountryUnited States
Release dateJune 24, 2022
Uche Agada
Ral Agada
Jaden Osimuwa
Elijah Shomanke
Yetide Badaki
Dayo Okeniyi
Directed byAkin Omotoso
Written byArash Amel
Produced byBernie Goldmann
CinematographyKabelo Thathe
Edited byVuyani Sondlo
Music byRé Olunuga
Production companies
Walt Disney Pictures
Faliro House Productions
Distributed byDisney+

Rise Movie Trailer:

Rise Movie Storyline:

Follow three Nigerian-Greek brothers, who are raised out of anonymity and thrust into the fame of professional basketball. Parents Vera and Charles Antetokounmpo move to Greece from Nigeria for a chance at a better life for their family. The couple work hard to provide for their five children, while the reality of deportation from a difficult citizenship system threatens the dreams for their children. In order to earn enough money to pay the bills, the family works together to sell souvenirs to tourists in Athens. When opportunity arises, the Antetokounmpo brothers take their frustrations to the public basketball courts. Individually, they quickly realize that although they have no experience in the sport, they are naturally gifted ball players. With the help of a talent agent, the trio decide to pursue careers in the NBA.

Rise Movie Cast and Characters:

  • Uche Agada as Giannis Antetokounmpo
  • Ral Agada as Athanasios “Thanasis” Antetokounmpo
  • Jaden Osimuwa as Kostantinos “Kostas” Antetokounmpo
  • Elijah Shomanke as Alexandros “Alex” Antetokounmpo
  • Anthony Abiola as Francis Antetokounmpo
  • Yetide Badaki as Veronica Antetokounmpo
  • Dayo Okeniyi as Charles Antetokounmpo
  • Manish Dayal as Kevin: the talent agent of Giannis Antetokounmpo
  • Taylor Nichols as John Hammond: the General Manager of Milwaukee Bucks

Where to Watch Rise Movie:

Rise was released exclusively through streaming on Disney+, on June 24, 2022.


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