LeBron James Comedy Sells to Paramount Players
The NBA star is in early discussions to act in the project, as well.
Just weeks after his $154 million move to the Los Angeles Lakers was announced, LeBron James is making his presence in Hollywood known.
The NBA star and his SpringHill Entertainment banner has sold a comedy pitch from writer Steve Mallory to Brian Robbins' Paramount Players.
James would produce with his SpringHill partner Maverick Carter. Jamal Henderson and Spencer Beighley will oversee the project for SpringHill, while Ali Bell and Gabby Canton are overseeing for the studio.
In addition to producing, James, who played himself in Amy Schumer's Trainwreck, is in early talks to also star in the untitled feature. The plot is being kept under wraps.
James, who is repped by WME and Ziffren Brittenham, is attached to a number of other projects, including a Space Jam sequel.
Mallory previously worked with Melissa McCarthy, writing The Boss and the upcoming New Line action comedy Super Intelligence. He is repped by ICM, MGMT and Lichter Grossman.