LeBron James in talks to star in new comedy movie from his entertainment company: reports
LeBron James is already loving Los Angeles.
The newest Laker, who signed a four-year, $153.3 million deal earlier in the month, has inked his next deal a little closer to Hollywood.
James’ production company, SpringHill Entertainment, has sold an untitled comedy movie to Paramount Players, Variety reported Wednesday.
The 33-year-old NBA champion is set to produce the flick along with partner Maverick Carter. He’s also in talks to star in the movie, according to Variety.
LeBron James starred as himself in “Trainwreck.” (Universal Pictures)
In 2015, James played himself in “Trainwreck,” alongside Amy Schumer and Brie Larson, and he had previously expressed interest in returning to the silver screen.
SpringHill Entertainment recently sold a spec script for “Hustle” — a story about a washed-up basketball scout who trains a Chinese streetball phenom for the NBA draft — to Legendary Entertainment. Dave Meyers, who helmed Kendrick Lamar’s “Humble” music video, is set to direct the movie.