‘Space Jam 2’ Moves Forward with LeBron James

LeBron James

LeBron James is one step closer to being like Mike.

The 31-year-old NBA all star will reportedly star in a remake of the 1996 Michael Jordan classic Space Jam.   Justin Lin, who directed a handful of the Fast & Furious films as well as the upcoming Star Trek Beyond,  will be directing the remake which is still in the early stages, with Lin and screenwriter Andrew Dodge working on a script, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The original film, in which Jordan plays basketball with many memorable Looney Tunes characters, was a breakthrough in melding live action and animation, and earned over $230 million at the box office. No plot details about the sequel have been released yet, so it’s not known exactly how the James-led sequel will tie into the original (will the Mon-Stars return?!).

Rumors about James’ involvement started swirling when the Cleveland Cavaliers forward signed a partnership with Warner Bros. to create TV, film, and digital content.

While James had a pretty funny supporting role in 2015’s Trainwreck, this will be his first starring role.

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