‘Rise’ on Disney+: screenwriter Arash Amel was rejected dozens of times before finding success

For all sports movie enthusiasts, Disney+ is bringing the highly anticipated sports movie “Rise” to the screens. The typical story of sports movies is usually not just the sports but also their entire journey, which always attracts fans to watch it. The screenplay was written by renowned Hollywood screenwriter Arash Amel. The film was directed by Akin Omotoso while Antetokounmpo serves as the executive producer and was produced by Bernie Goldmann. “Rise” was developed by Walt Disney Studios and is set for release on June 24, 2022.

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The plot of the film is based on the incredible story of three super talented African brothers who work exceptionally hard to achieve their dream of becoming NBA league stars through their perseverance and determination. This is the story of their adventurous journey to become who they are. As the movie is set to release on Disney+ in the coming days, fans can also watch sports-based movies and series like “Hustle,” “Gensan Punch,” and “Bad Sport.”

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In an interview with BusinessInsider.com last month discussing how he always had this zeal and passion to become a Hollywood screenwriter, Arash Amel said, “For me, since I was 14, I wanted to be a Hollywood screenwriter. “.

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Sharing how he kept sending his scripts to various London agents and after thirteen rejected scripts, his fourteenth “Nation State” was finally appreciated by an agent in 2005, Arash said: “Every time someone said no to me, It was just kind of driving the hunger more. It’s part of nature’s weeding process. Do you really want this? Do you really want to be here? Because the reality is, when you walk through the curtain, at the top of the mountain, there is another curtain, or another mountain. I found my first little glimmer of voice with the ‘Nation State’”.

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One of his ‘King Tut’ movies he wrote for 20th Century Fox was never made, but the screenplay he wrote about Grace Kelly eventually paved the way for the 2011 blacklist, an annual survey of the most popular undeveloped scripts circulating in Hollywood. Although it wasn’t his big-screen debut at the time, but “Nation State,” one of his earliest scripts eventually found its way to North American cinemas as ” erased”. Likewise, in 2013, “Grace of Monaco” by Amel, with Nicole Kidman, opened the 2014 Cannes Film Festival.

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Speaking of ‘Grace Of Monaco’, Arash added, “Opportunities have to come your way, but you also have to be ready. There’s a mistake that they’ll say, ‘Come and write Top Gun 2’, but unless Unless you’ve risen through the ranks to become someone who can take on so much responsibility, you won’t be ready to make the most of the odds. I wasn’t ready for the magnitude of what I wrote “.

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“Rise” was an important film for him as Arash’s father flew to the United States to see it. Before leaving Iran at the start of the revolution that took place in the late 1970s, Amel’s father had worked as an executive producer in an Iranian television channel making hard-hitting social documentaries.

Arash Amel signs the posters for his next film “Rise” (Arash Amel/Instagram)

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Concluding the interview, Arash said, “Rise” is the culmination of a journey for him. Because of the revolution, he stopped doing his job, ended up with two children and moved to a new country. There’s a bit of coming full circle and being able to show my dad Look is where the 30 year journey ended.

Other cast members of “Rise” include Uche Agada, Ral Agada, Yetide Badaki, Jaden Osimuva, Elijah Shomanke, Anthony Abiola, Manish Dayal, and Taylor Nichols.

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Rise will be released on June 24, 2022 on Disney+.

Trailer

The official trailer for the film is now available. you can also watch it here.


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