LeBron James recently stunned the world with his historic 4-year $154 million deal when he replaced his Cleveland Cavaliers jersey with one from Los Angeles Lakers. And the NBA star is now making waves in Hollywood too as his SpringHill Entertainment banner just sold a comedy pitch from writer Steve Mallory to Brian Robbins’ Paramount Players.
The publication has stated that SpringHill and Mallory have been working on the movie for many months. Mallory has been associated with Melissa McCarthy for writing ‘The Boss’ in the past and is even writing for the upcoming New Line action comedy ‘Super Intelligence’.
For this comedy venture, James would be producing along with his SpringHill partner and longtime friend, Maverick Carter. Jamal Henderson and Spencer Beighley would be supervising the project for SpringHill, apart from Paramount Players’ Ali Bell and Gabby Canton.
But this really isn’t the first time LeBron James would be making his presence felt on the big screen. Just a few years ago, he had played himself in Judd Apatow’s 2015 comedy, Trainwreck. Additionally, the NBA icon is in early talks to star in an untitled feature whose plot is currently kept under wraps.
So, apart from establishing himself as one of the best basketball players of all time, LeBron James has been busy engaging in the film and TV worlds. His company recently sold the spec “Hustle” to Legendary Entertainment, which has made him a member of the Producers Guild. He is also on board as an exec producer on the Netflix limited series “On Her Own Ground,” which stars Octavia Spencer.
Interestingly, James has a lot on his Hollywood plate right now and has also signed on to star in director Justin Lin’s Space Jam 2. There have been rumours that the Space Jam 2 trailer could be released very soon, although these are all speculations at this point.