LeBron James in Talks To Star in a Comedy For Paramount
LeBron James joins the Lakers, moves to Los Angeles, and now he's already meeting for big movie roles. According to Variety, he's in talks to star in an untitled comedy for Paramount Players. The script for the film is being written by Steve Mallory (The Boss).
James will also be a producer on the movie and if he ends up officially joining the project it would be his second big-screen role. He previously played himself in the Judd Apatow comedy Trainwreck.
There's no word on what the story for the film would entail, but let's talk about what this move into the movie business could mean for James. Wouldn't it be funny if after signing a four-year, $154 million contract with the Lakers, that he got so distracted by Hollywood and the entertainment industry that he loses focus on the game? Ok, that might not be funny to the fans.
I doubt that will happen, while James has locked himself in as one of the best basketball players of all time, he's also been involved with the entertainment business. His company recently sold the spec Hustle to Legendary Entertainment, with James producing, and that project allowed him to become a member of the Producers Guild. He is also a producer on the New Line remake of House Party as well an exec producer on the Netflix limited series On Her Own Ground, starring Octavia Spencer.
I guess taking on the leading roles of movies is the next logical step for him. But there's still no update on Space Jam 2.