LeBron James will make his feature film acting debut in a movie penned by comedian Kevin Hart. According to Deadline.com, Hart is currently writing the film, and production will start next summer.
Deadline reports that James has waited for a couple of years to star in this movie, but it has just now secured financing. He and Hart will play brothers, with James portraying a version of himself.
(Hart will) then star as a man who lives in the shadow of his NBA superstar brother (James), but gets a chance to prove himself when he and some pals attend a weekend fantasy basketball camp in Miami.
With the role, James follows superstars such as Jordan, Kareem and Shaq, who filmed movies while at the peak of their NBA careers. On a scale from “Kazaam” to “Airplane,” early odds are on this flick ranking a shade above “Space Jam.”