LeBron James Says Starring in Space Jam Sequel Is Surreal
NBA superstar, LeBron James opens up about his next acting role as he is set to be the star of the upcoming sequel to the classic Michael Jordan animated film, Space Jam. James, 34, took to Twitter to express his thoughts on his role. The Los Angeles Lakers forward says,
“Man, this really just hit me! This is so surreal and doesn’t even make sense to me!”
“Where I come from, man and what I saw growing up this doesn’t add up to me! I’m truly grateful and beyond blessed. This is CRAZINESS.”
As previously reported, the Warner Bros. film, will be directed by Black Panther director, Ryan Coogler.
According to reports, the sequel is expected to feature more NBA superstars including James’ newly acquired Lakers teammate, Anthony Davis, Portland Blazer, Damian Lillard, and Warriors star, Klay Thompson.
Sources: Space Jam 2, starring LeBron James, is expected to feature key roles for Damian Lillard, Anthony Davis and Klay Thompson.
To add, Coogler is also featuring an handful of WNBA stars,
Diana Taurasi and Nneka Ogwumike. Several more NBA and WNBA players, including Chiney Ogwumike, are expected to play roles in film
Another Warriors star, Steph Curry, recently turn down an offer to star in Space Jam 2. Curry tells the New York Times his decision was due to scheduling.
“I know LeBron and Ryan Coogler are going to be doing amazing things. It’s going to be awesome. Part of it was in terms of things I had going on.”
“It was just thing timing, to be honest. Not being able to commit. And I know Ryan really well. We had a lot of conversations about it.”
In 2018, James spoke about working with Coogler; sharing how he adored the director’s vision for Black Panther and how black superheroes translated to inspiration for children,
The Space Jam collaboration is so much more than just me and the Looney Tunes getting together and doing this movie. It’s so much bigger. I’d just love for kids to understand how empowered they can feel and how empowered they can be if they don’t just give up on their dreams. And I think Ryan did that for a lot of people.
His role in the basketball comedy will be a follow up to his supporting/debut role in Amy Schumer‘s comedy Trainwreck.
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