Published on February 20, 2013 by Sport Team · No Comments
Retired major league baseball player Mike Piazza is getting involved in something completely different. Piazza has a strong interest in the history of the Roman Empire and is joining forces with film producers Ralph Winter and Terry Botwick to produce a movie about the life of Constantine.
You will recall that Constantine was the first Roman emperor to convert to Christianity and founded the Eastern Roman Empire, better known as the Byzantine Empire, back in the 300′s. He established his capitol city at Byzantium, which was renamed Constantinople in his honor. The city is now Istanbul,Turkey. Yeah, him.
The screenplay has been written by David Franzoni, who has this Roman Empire thing down pretty good. He was one of the writers for the film Gladiator a few years ago. Piazza is definitely a rookie here, as he has never been involved in any aspect of film making.
Piazza recentlypublished a book about his career and made waves when he accused iconic Los Angeles Dodgers announcer Vin Scully of turning Dodger fans against him during a contract dispute in 1998. Piazza was then shipped to the New York Mets. Scully denied he had anything to do with sending Piazza packing, and no one else believes that either. But it probably sold a few more books.