The LeBron James empire is taking over the silver screen.
Deadline Hollywood reported Wednesday that the defending NBA MVP is set to star in the upcoming basketball comedy Ballers alongside comedian Kevin Hart.
Hart, who co-wrote the film, will “star as a man who lives in the shadow of his NBA superstar brother [James], but gets a chance to prove himself when he and some pals attend a weekend fantasy basketball camp in Miami,” according to Deadline.
The movie’s obvious hook is the disparity in height between its two stars, as the 6-foot-8 James dwarfs Hart, who stands roughly 5-foot-3, by nearly a foot and a half. Any basketball stunts shouldn’t be a problem for the stand-up veteran, though. As he shows annually on NBA All-Star Weekend, Hart has some skills for a little guy.
Brian Grazer and Michael Rosenberg are slated to produce the film, with production expected to begin next summer.
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