Revolver jumps aboard 'Freestyle' film

Competition under way to find basketball player/actors

LONDON -- U.K. indie distributor and financier Revolver Entertainment has added its name to the list of backers for the upcoming movie "Freestyle," billed as a project set in the competitive world of urban freestyle basketball.

Revolver has teamed up with social networking site Bebo and the NBA to set up a competition to look for players who could play leading roles in the U.K.-set film.

"Freestyle" also has backing from BBC Films, the U.K. Film Council and Film London.

Written and directed by Kolton Lee, an ex-professional basketball player and filmmaker, the movie details the story of a promising young female student who meets a street kid who persuades her to enter a freestyle basketball competition.

Auditions are being played out now.