LeBron James (left) will reportedly star in a new “Space Jam” movie, produced by filmmaker Ryan Coogler (right)
LeBron James is set to star in a new “Space Jam” movie, according to a Wednesday report by The Hollywood Reporter.
Fans wait for the movie – which is reportedly in production next year in the NBA off season – already know that he will be accompanied by a famous animated co-stars.
A picture of a dressing room posted by Springhill Entertainment on social media lists “B. Bunny” as a point guard.
Ryan Coogler, the director of the “Black Panther” and “Faith” was also considered to be a producer for the project in the picture.
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James, 33, told the publication that he “loved [Coogler] vision” about the film.
Michael Jordan and Bugs Bunny appeared in the 1996 film “Space Jam.”
“So for Ryan to be able to bring that to children, it’s great,” he added.
“The ‘Space Jam’ cooperation is so much more than just me and the Looney Tunes together to do this film, ” he continued. “It is so much greater.
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“I just had the love for children to understand how empowered they can feel and how empowered they can be if they don’t just give up on their dreams,” said James. “And I think Ryan did that for a lot of people.”
It remains to be seen how the project is linked to the 1996 movie, which featured NBA legend Michael Jordan.
The Hollywood Reporter called the James project is a sequel, but ESPN, citing “a source familiar with the production,” says that it is not.
Space Jam 2, while a part of the Space Jam franchise, will not be considered as a sequel, a source familiar with the production told ESPN. However, there are discussions in the inclusion of Michael Jordan in a certain way. At this point, Jordan’s level of involvement is to be determined.
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