Richard Dreyfuss, Henry Simmons and rapper/actor Romeo will star in the basketball drama, Sweetwater for Sunset Pictures and Hand Picked Films.

The film is based on Nat 'Sweetwater' Clifton, the first African-American basketball player to play for an NBA team. Variety says Simmons will play the title role, while Dreyfuss will portray Abe Saperstein, the owner and founder of the Harlem Globetrotters; Saperstein coached Clifton and sold his contract to the NBA's New York Knicks in 1950. Romeo will play the young Clifton.

Shooting on Sweetwater is set to begin in the San Francisco Bay area and New York City this summer.