Nat "Sweetwater" Clifton(Winnipeg Free Press) After being delayed by a certain economic recession, it looks like the basketball biopic Sweetwater will start shooting in Winnipeg in April, according to local producer Kent Ulrich of Two Lagoons Productions.  The film, which will tell the story of Nat "Sweetwater" Clifton, the first black player in the National Basketball Association, promises to bring actors Mira Sorvino, Kevin Pollak and James Caan to town, in addition to Motown legend Smokey Robinson. 

Two Lagoons will co-produce the film with L.A.-based production company Astra Blue Media.  Ulrich says Sportsarc, a sports entertainment consulting firm, has been hired to help "maintain the historical look and creativity for the film."

Sportsarc is looking for 65 Winnipeg-area basketball players between the ages of 18 and 34 as extras in the film. For more information...




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