Press Release (ePRNews.com) - Los Angeles, CA - Sep 29, 2016 - NBA 2k17 Explodes onto the market as the most authentic sports video game ever. Actor MICHAEL MASINI delivers as Agent Bruce Pepper in NBA 2K17. Masini Guides MyPlayer through their Journey in the NBA doing deals, negotiating contracts and most popular of all: Shoe Endorsements. The player can now choose his own adventure as the first interactive video game you feel like you are the actual player making decisions that will effect the rest of your career. With its record-breaking launch on September 20th, Masini joins a stellar cast including Michael B. Jordan, Kobe Bryant, and Hannibal Buress, in bringing the MyPlayer mode to new heights.
Written and directed by Aaron Covington (writer for Creed), the 300-page storyline rolls out a choose your own adventure style of play action. A playable Movie inside a video game. As Super Agent Bruce Pepper, Masini guides players through their career as a pro-player, offering advice, negotiating contracts and even setting up shoe deals. Bringing the character to life, Masini lent his voice, worked with motion capture and facial recognition, further blurring the lines between video game and reality.
NBA 2K17 was the perfect platform to connect with a new, unique audience and challenge myself to expand my abilities as an actor.
Masini was excited at the opportunity to be part of the NBA 2K franchise, “As a Former Professional and Junior Athlete (Ice Hockey), I jumped at the chance to play Super Agent Bruce Pepper. 2K Sports intended this to be the first ever SAG franchised interactive video game with Michael B. Jordan and Aaron Covington who brought us “CREED” putting the player in the driver seat of their career and I get to help them navigate their path. This is really a revolutionary way to play a video game making decisions that effect your overall career like in real life,” Masini states
You can watch a shoe deal clip here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=890lr1CNnXU
Michael Masini is also a true multi-hyphenate Actor-Producer recently signing on with James Franco and Elysium/Bandini to help Produce a slate of films starring: Natalie Portman, Kristen Wiig, Kate Mara, Jimmy Kimmel, Amber Tamblyn, James Franco, Abigail Spencer, Logan Marshall Green and Chloe Sevigny, Louis Guzman, and Matthew Modine. Masini gained industry attention Producing and starring in the feature film AMERICONS, after landing the Ultra low-budget 185k indie film a coveted distribution deal with AMC Theaters nationwide.
Coming this fall, Masini Guest stars in an all-new episode of the CBS series, THE INSPECTORS. Television audiences will recognize Masini from his numerous ad campaigns most recently Chevron and the Mercedes Benz along with John Hamm; and for his TV and Film roles opposite Elizabeth Banks in ABC’s hit MODERN FAMILY, Debra Messing in NBC’s THE MYSTERIES OF LAURA, and Michael Pena and Kristen Bell in the indy hit “50 PILLS”.
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