Dexter Darden (Saved By The Bell) and Ben Wang (MacGyver) have joined the cast of the Disney+ Original high school basketball movie “Chang Can Dunk.”
In “Chang Can Dunk,” a 16-year old, constantly marginalized, not-popular high school kid and wannabe basketball player (Bloom Li) becomes obsessed with the idea of learning to dunk, all in an effort to best the school’s basketball star, Matt — and hopefully win the adoration of the very pretty Kristy. Chase Liefeld also stars as Matt in the film.
According to Deadline, Darden will play DeAndre, a former pro basketball player and two-time Estonia League MVP. Deandre is a millennial hustler trying to grow his social media following, and he agrees to coach Chang. Wang will play Bo, Chang’s best friend.
Darden is best known for starring in the Peacock/NBC hit series reboot of Saved By The Bell as DeVante which he will reprise his role for season 2. Other credits include the Maze Runner franchise and the Hulu comedy The Binge.
Wang recently appeared in a guest-starring role on CBS’ MacGyver and a lead role in the Disney+ original short film Dinner is Served. He can be seen next in Hulu’s teen comedy Sex Appeal.
Jingyi Shao is writing and directing the feature from Lena Waithe and Rishi Rajani’s Hillman Grad Productions. They’re producing with Brad Weston and Negin Salmasi.
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