Malcolm D. Lee to helm 'Basketball Camp'

Sports comedy to star LeBron James

LeBron James is one step closer to a Hollywood career.

"Fantasy Basketball Camp," the Universal-Imagine sports comedy to which the superstar athlete is attached as an actor, has gained a director in Malcolm D. Lee. Also, Peter Steinfeld has come aboard to pen a new draft.

Both moves give the Brian Grazer-produced project drive to the hoop.

Originally written by Babaloo Mandel and Lowell Ganz, the story centers on five men who come to Las Vegas to live out their fantasy by attending the LeBron James Adult Basketball Camp only to end up dragging James into their various life issues.

Imagine's Michael Rosenberg and Kim Roth are serving as executive producers alongside James and Maverick Carter of LeBron Inc.

Universal's Peter Cramer and Franklin Leonard will oversee the project for the studio.

Lee, repped by CAA, worked with Universal and Imagine on 2002's "Undercover Brother." He last directed the Bernie Mac-Samuel L. Jackson dramedy "Soul Men."

Steinfeld's credits include "21," "Be Cool" and "Analyze That." He is repped by CAA.
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