Amid further news from Clive Owen in the past week on the sequel to Inside Man, Spike Lee is turning his hand back over to documentaries with a film about LA Lakers star Kobe Bryant. The film, called Kobe Doin’ Work, is reportedly going to be shot in a similar style to the excellent, Mogwai-scored Zidane from a few years back which used a number of different cameras to film French maestro Zinedine Zidane during a game later in his career playing for Real Madrid.
Kind of an interesting project for Lee on two levels. First, his last documentary, When the Levees Broke, was a masterpiece, although the kind of prosletysing his work occasionally becomes did work amid the righteous indignation of that situation, and might not outside of it. Second, Lee is a notoriously huge fan of the New York Knicks and therefore must have a major love for Kobe’s game to make a movie about a player from the enemy on the opposite coast.