Susan Sarandon Aims To Make ’80s Ping-Pong Movie

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In Jeff, Who Lives at Home, Susan Sarandon plays a woman trying to get her grown son out of her basement. In real life, the actress is devoted to bringing an age-old basement sport, ping-pong, out into the open. She’s already the co-owner of the Manhattan ping-pong club SPiN, and last year she donated $98,500 to bring the sport to New York City public schools. But what about melding the pastime with her day job and making a movie?

“I have a script that might be done in September that someone came to me with, that I’m looking into,” she told VH1 News, describing the story as “The Karate Kid with ping-pong.” But this doesn’t sound anything like the last ping-pong movie to bounce off the screen, the critically panned Balls of Fury.


“But it would have to be done where people play, not like, farcical. Very sweet,” Sarandon asserted. “People who play ping-pong are so weird and fabulous.”

And what would this sweet movie be called? “Ping-Pong Summer!” she said. “Can’t you tell already that it takes place in the ’80s?”

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