His new film, Stephen Curry: Underrated, will be a cinema and streaming service production — it’s A24 and Apple TV+ behind it.
The documentary first premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in January 2023 to a positive reception from critics, leaving us all desperate for its mainstream release.
“The remarkable coming-of-age story of one of the most influential, dynamic and unexpected players in the history of basketball: Stephen Curry,” is the description, which has us all sold… not that we needed convincing.
Here’s what keen fans need to know about Stephen Curry: Underrated.
Stephen Curry: Underrated release date
JULY 21, 2023
Stephen Curry: Underrated will hit selected theatres on Friday July 21, 2023.
Thankfully, you’ll be able to watch the documentary on Apple TV+ on the same day, if there are no cinema screenings near you.
Stephen Curry: Underrated trailer
Apple TV+ is yet to release a trailer for Stephen Curry: Underrated, but we’ll be sure to insert it here when it is released. Check back closer to the release date.
Who is involved in the project?
In addition to Curry’s own involvement, the project is produced by Emmy Award-winning producer Peter Nicks, alongside Ryan Coogler, Erick Peyton, Sean Havey, Ben Cotner and Marissa Torres Ericson.
The film is backed by Apple Original Films and American independent entertainment company A24 (Bodies Bodies Bodies, Everything Everywhere All At Once and Uncut Gems).
What are critics saying?
The documentary has already premiered at Sundance, which means we already have critical reviews of the film.
“Even though the game footage is absolutely thrilling, it’s the quieter moments of Steph at home that will have you emotionally invested…This A24 and Apple co-production reveals a rare peek into how Steph Curry became the baby-faced assassin that he is,” The Cairo Scene’s Wael Khairy said.
“Nicks has still created something unique in his latest that ensures it moves beyond mere documentary mythmaking into something more multifaceted as a character study of Curry and the road he took to become one of the greatest basketball players ever,” Collider’s Chase Hutchinson said.
Stephen Curry: Underrated plot
The documentary will obviously focus on Curry’s rise to fame and success in basketball, but according to the film’s description, it will also showcase never-before-seen access to Curry throughout the 2021-22 season. Curry’s Golden State Warriors claimed yet another NBA championship, making the footage and journey all the more interesting.
In addition to interviews with Curry himself, the film will include interviews with others close to him, as well as archival footage and intimate moments from throughout his life to round out 1 hour and 50 minutes.
Throughout the film we will see everything from his 2008 NCAA Tournament with Davidson College, right through to him winning the NBA Finals MVP Award last year.
The 2022-23 season is now into the Playoffs, where Curry’s Warriors (the 6 seed) launch their post-season title defence against the Sacramento Kings.
What other documentaries can I watch?
It seems like there is a new documentary or docu-series being released every week, which means there is no shortage of things to watch.
In addition to Formula 1: Drive to Survive itself, there is also Break Point (tennis), The Test (cricket), Make or Break (surfing), Welcome to Wrexham (football), as well as an upcoming Netflix project on Le Tour De France.