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'Star Trek: Discovery' Star Sonequa Martin-Green in Talks to Join LeBron James in 'Space Jam 2'
Star Trek: Discovery star Sonequa Martin-Green is going boldly where few have gone before: Space Jam 2.
The actress is in negotiations to star opposite LeBron James in the CG animation/live-action hybrid sequel to the popular 1996 movie.
Terence Nance is directing the feature project that will once again combine Warners’ Looney Tunes and NBA stars. Plot details are being kept off the court but it is known that Martin-Green would play James' wife, the female lead of the movie.
Warners and the producers tested actresses earlier this month, with those on the shortlist traveling to the Los Angeles Lakers’ training facility in El Segundo for the final round, according to sources.
Ryan Coogler is producing Space Jam 2 with Maverick Carter. James is executive producing with Justin Lin.
Martin-Green plays science officer Michael Burnham on Discovery, which streams on CBS All-Access, and she is the first black woman to lead a Star Trek series. Before landing that role, she was a longtime supporting actress on AMC’s The Walking Dead, playing fan-favorite character Sasha Williams.
Martin-Green is repped by Gersh.