NBA superstar LeBron James is expanding his presence in Hollywood. According to Variety, James and writer Steve Mallory have sold a comedy pitch to Paramount. James is reportedly in discussions to star in the film.
James is no stranger to movies, as he had a part in the Amy Schumer movie Trainwreck in which he played himself. It sounds like his role in the untitled new film would be bigger.
There is no word on the plot for the untitled comedy nor are any other details available regarding the cast, director, and release date. Mallory, the writer, has written a number of comedies, including the Melissa McCarthy movies Tammy and The Boss.
This move comes just days after James signed a massive four-year, $154 million deal to join the Los Angeles Lakers.
James is also reportedly going to play the lead role in the basketball movie Space Jam 2. The movie is “doomed” to fail for a number of reasons, according to the first movie’s director.
In other news about LeBron James, he’s going to be on the cover of NBA 2K19’s 20th Anniversary Edition this year.