Corey Brewer is a go-getter in every sense of the word. Just look at his list of accomplishments.
In high school he averaged almost 30 points and a little over 12 rebounds per game and won the Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Association Class 2A “Mr.Basketball” Award along with being named a McDonald’s All-American. He went on to recieve a scholarship from Florida University where he won two National Championships, back-to-back. He was also named the Most Outstanding Player of the 2007 NCAA Tournament. He was also the first player in Gator history to record a triple-double. He went on to be drafted 7th overall in the NBA Draft.
In the NBA, Brewer has battled back from an ACL injury to do great things. After bouncing around from team to team, and picking up an NBA Championship while in Dallas, he’s landed with the Denver Nuggets. He’s now one of the strongest players off the bench for George Karl’s squad. This season he’s averaging 11.3 points per game, above his career high. On Sunday he scored 26, just one shy of his career high, against the Oklahoma City Thunder.
But why stop there? What more could someone of this caliber add to their resume? Well, how about acting? Brewer landed a role in the upcoming film “Movie43″ along with other NBA players Jarred Dudley and Larry Sanders. The movie is being released by Relativity Media and Brewer is represented by Relativity Sports, the company’s new sports division. That, in part, was a big reason for him getting the part.
I was able to talk with Brewer on Monday about his involvement with the movie and how he liked it.
“It was fun. I got to try out my acting skills. Just being on the set with a guy like Terrence Howard and a couple guys like Jarred Dudley and Larry Sanders, we had a good time,” Brewer said of his first acting role.
I asked him if acting was anywhere in his future after the NBA and after giving a quick laugh he said, “I wouldn’t mind giving it a try, so we’ll see.”
The movie features several vignettes and Brewer is part of the a basketball themed one entitled “Victory’s Glory”. The coach in the scenes is Terrence Howard, who is known for his more serious roles but shows that he is more well-rounded than that, according to Brewer.
“It was fun. He’s actually really funny and it was a different side of him. There’s some movies where he’s more serious but he’s funny in this movie.”
Brewer also took a chance to promote his own acting skills when I asked him who the best actor out of the athletes on the set. He laughed and jokingly said, “Of course, me. Can’t say nobody else.”
Then when I asked who the worst was, he responded that they were all pretty much the same. “It was all our first time so it was just a lot of fun.” He was eager to share in the excitement with the other athletes.
We finished up our conversation with me asking him what was more fun, almost matching his career high in points against the Thunder or shooting the film. He laughed again and said almost matching his career high but shooting the film was fun, too.
The director of “Victory’s Glory”, Rusty Cundieff, had nothing but praise for the vignette and for the players. “The NBA guys could all have careers in Hollywood; they were that good.”
The film is packed with stars such as Howard, Halle Berry, Anna Faris, Hugh Jackman, Johnny Knoxville, Emma Stone, Jason Sudeikis, Naomi Watts, Kate Winslet, and many more.
The movie is being released tomorrow, January 25th, and is definitely worth a watch.
If you follow Brewer on Twitter, you can be up-to-date on giveaways from the film including hats and movie tickets. You can follow him at @CoreyBrewer13.
You can check out the film’s official site here: http://whatismovie43.com/
And the official movie trailor below: