Dennis Rodman weeps in trailer for film about his trip to North Korea
In the trailer for his film "Dennis Rodman's Big Bang in Pyongyang," the unpredictable former NBA player breaks down while discussing his controversial trip to North Korea and his bizarre relationship with dictator Kim Jong-un.
In the rambling, emotional clip from the film (set to premiere next week at the Slamdance Film Festival), Rodman explains that he wasn't aware of the injustices being committed in the country, and that his life has been turned upside down as a result of his trips.
He explains that he was caught off guard by the barrage of "death threats' he received, and he wants viewers to realize that he had no ulterior motives when he and a group of Harlem Globetrotters visited the country with VICE in 2013.
"Really what am I doing?," he says through tears. "And it's like, 'Don't you know that that he just killed his uncle and chopped off his head?' And I said 'No I didn't know that, what?!' 'Don't you know he killed people a lot?' 'No I don't know that. Do we in America? Yeah! What?!' Why am I doing it?" he said.
"I'm not Martin Luther King ... if someone wanted to shoot me, please, do it today," he begs.
Unlike VICE's coverage, "Big Bang" focuses solely on Rodman "as he returns with a team of ex-pros to the DPRK to organize a historic U.S.-North Korea basketball game in honor of his buddy Kim's birthday," Deadline reports.
The trip -- and filming the documentary -- clearly took a toll on 'The Worm.' In January of 2014, Rodman checked into rehab, and blamed his now infamous CNN meltdown on stress and alcohol abuse.
In February, Rodman noted that he will return to rehab every six months "to see where I'm at."
Deadline notes that Rodman isn't scheduled to appear at Sundance along with the film, but that might change if the movie gets a theatrical release.
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