LeBron James, Method Man Join Judd Apatow's 'Trainwreck'
NBA star LeBron James and hip-hop musician Method Man are heading toward a Trainwreck.
The Miami Heat player and Cliff Smith (better known as Method Man) have nabbed roles in Judd Apatow's upcoming comedy Trainwreck. They'll star alongside Amy Schumer (who wrote the screenplay), Bill Hader, Brie Larson, Colin Quinn, Vanessa Bayer, Tilda Swinton, John Cena and Mike Birbiglia.
James is already in business with Universal, the studio that is distributing Trainwreck. Universal recently acquired rights to a feature based on the high-school years of the Miami Heat star. The project is based on a pitch by Frank E. Flowers, with Terence Winter and Rachel Winter attached to produce with James and his manager, Maverick Carter.
Apatow is directing Trainwreck, as well as producing via his Universal-based Apatow Productions alongside Barry Mendel. Senior vp production Erik Baiers is overseeing for the studio.
The plot of the comedy, which is set for release July 24, 2015, currently is under wraps.
James, who has won two NBA championships and four NBA Most Valuable Player Awards, was the subject of the 2008 doc More Than a Game. He is represented by WME, manager Carter and Ziffren Brittenham.
Smith recently wrapped the indie The Cobbler with Adam Sandler. His past credits include The Sitter and How High; he is repped by UTA, SGP and Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz PC.