Michael Shannon to play basketball kingmaker Jerry Buss in Los Angeles Lakers series

Movie star Michael Shannon has signed on to play sports legend Jerry Buss in a new HBO series about the 1980s Los Angeles Lakers.
Buss was the majority owner of the Lakers during the basketball team’s ‘Showtime’ era.
The new project is based on Jeff Pearlman’s book Showtime: Magic, Kareem, Riley, and the Los Angeles Lakers Dynasty of the 1980s.
Executive producer Adam McKay will direct the pilot, which will delve into the professional and personal lives of some of the greatest basketball stars of all time.
Shannon joins a cast that will feature Jason Clarke as sportsman Jerry West.