The Los Angeles Lakers’ Metta World Peace will make his acting debut this fall on the Lifetime Movie Network.
He’ll play Garlan Fincher, a Georgia detective investigating a serial killer, in The Eleventh Victim. It’s the movie adaptation of Nancy Grace’s first novel. Grace is a former prosecutor who has her own crime show on HLN.
It turns out that World Peace and Grace became friends during Season 13 of “Dancing with the Stars.”
The Garlan character “is very dear to my heart,” said Grace, who also 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 also stars Jennie Garth, who acted on “Beverly Hills, 90210” and danced on DWTS. Garth plays Atlanta Assistant District Attorney Hailey Dean who pursues the conviction of the killer.
World Peace is always trying something new. His acting debut will be worth watching.