LeBron James denies being part of ‘Space Jam’ sequel
It seems inevitable that LeBron James will make the transition from basketball to Hollywood at some point. Several months ago, we told you about plans that had been launched to have LeBron star in a comedy movie with actor/comedian Kevin Hart. Now, rumors are swirling about a “Space Jam” sequel involving James.
According to Deadline Hollywood, production has begun for a “Space Jam” sequel and LeBron is expected to play a role similar to the one Michael Jordan played in the revolutionary 1996 blockbuster film. Several other NBA players including Larry Bird, Charles Barkley and Patrick Ewing also starred in the first movie.
While Deadline reported that Warner Bros Studio has “confirmed” the movie and LeBron’s role in it, ESPN.com’s Brian Windhorst cited sources who claim neither is happening.
I know the big thing with the first “Space Jam” movie was the concept of real people starring in a movie with cartoon characters, which was still infatuated people. With the technology we have in place now, I’m not sure if it would be as much of a hit.