Spike Lee Plans Jordan Documentary

Director announces project at Cannes
By Michael Foreman,  Newser User
Posted May 21, 2008 12:41 PM CDT

(Newser) – You might remember Spike Lee's classic "Is it the shoes?" ads for Nike. But the director told a Cannes crowd he'll team up with Michael Jordan again for a different purpose: a documentary on the basketball legend, reports Variety. The NBA will finance the flick, which will feature unreleased footage from Jordan's last two pro seasons.

Lee was in Cannes to hype his upcoming WWII drama, Miracle at St. Anna, about black soldiers in WWII battling Nazis and prejudice in their own ranks. He hopes to return in 2009 with No. 23 in tow.