Nope…that is not a misprint. Lakers forward Metta World Peace will be making his small screen debut in the upcoming Lifetime movie, “The Eleventh Hour”.
The Eleventh Hour will be a movie adaption of the book written by TV legal commentator Nancy Grace who became friendly with Metta during the thirteen season of “Dancing With The Stars”.
Below are the details of the role that Metta is playing courtesy of TV Guide:
Peace will set down his basketball to play Garlan Fincher, a Georgia detective who works very closely with Atlanta Assistant District Attorney Hailey Dean, played by Beverly Hills 90210 vet Jennie Garth.
The Garlan character “is very dear to my heart,” says Grace, who authored the New York Times best-selling novel based on her real-life experiences and serves as one of the film’s executive producers. “I wanted to cast someone for whom I have a true fondness. Metta World Peace was my first pick.”
The movie is set to debut on the Lifetime Movie Network in the fall of 2012.