LeBron James‘ Tinseltown transition continues.
The 33-year-old Los Angeles Laker, according to Variety Wednesday, is working with writer Steve Mallory on a comedy film – which has been sold to Paramount Players – he would co-produce and potentially headline.
LeBron’s business partner with his SpringHill company, Maverick Carter, would also be involved in the production of the motion picture, which has been in the development stage for months.
He loves LA: LeBron James, 33, is working with writer Steve Mallory on a comedy film – which has been sold to Paramount Players – he would co-produce and potentially headline
Mallory, who’s worked on films such as The Boss and the forthcoming Super Intelligence, would write the script for the film, with Jamal Henderson and Spencer Beighley overseeing the film.
The Akron, Ohio native is fresh off agreeing to a four-year $154 million pact with the Lakers, locating him near the epicenter of an entertainment industry he’s been getting his feet wet in, in recent years.
The 6ft8 basketball player was previously seen alongside Amy Schumer in the Judd Apatow-directed hit Trainwreck.
Schumer in 2015 told Collider she brushed up on her knowledge of the hoops staple, who’s played for the Cleveland Cavaliers and Miami Heat since making his debut in 2003.
On the move: James, seen last month in Cleveland, looks to be expanding his presence in show business following his move to LA
Debut: The 6ft8 basketball player was previously seen alongside Amy Schumer in the Judd Apatow-directed hit Trainwreck in 2015
‘I really wanted LeBron to do it, of course, so I am reading articles on him and seeing what I could put into the script that would make him more interested in playing it; down to describing the Tom Ford suits he was going to wear,’ she said. ‘I wrote a dream script that I thought that there wasn’t enough money for this in the world. Then it’s like, LeBron said “Yes.”‘
He became a member of the Producers Guild with his recent producing credits on the spec script for a film called Hustle, which deals with a basketball scout who tries to bring an outstanding Chinese prospect into the NBA.
He’s also linked to projects including a remake of the 90s hit House Party, and Netflix’s On Her Own Ground, featuring Octavia Spencer.
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