Lebron James may not be getting ready to retire just yet, but let’s just say when he does his bank account will be more than just fine.
The NBA star has joined the cast of Judd Apatow’s upcoming comedy, “Trainwreck,” with rapper/actor Method Man. While the plot is still being kept confidential here’s what we do know:
- The film is set to release on July 2th, 2015.
- Amy Schumer, who also wrote the screenplay, will be joining the two on the big screen.
- Other co-stars included: Bill Hader, Brie Larson, Colin Quinn, Vanessa Bayer, Tilda Swinton, John Cena and Mike Birbiglia.
- LeBron James might just be very good at something else, other than basketball.
However, James, (apparently) jack of all trade doesn’t stop there. One of his latest announcements includes working with STARZ as an executive producer of a half-hour scripted comedy series titled “Survivor’s Remorse.” Two north Philly kids achieve what they only dreamed of growing up in one of the city’s toughest neighborhoods, but of course success comes with its challenges.
A featured film based on LeBron’s high school years is also in the works with Frank E. Flowers (Haven, Metro Manila), Terence Winter (Boardwalk Empire, The Wolf Of Wall Street) and Rachel Winter (Dallas Buyers Club). James’ manager Maverick Carter will be co-producing this film, but WAIT! There’s still more.
LeBron will be co-starring with none other than Kevin Hart in a comedy feature not surprisingly titled “Ballers,” where Hart yearns for a chance to be known as anything other than the brother of an NBA superstar (Lebron). After attending a fantasy basketball camp in Miami brother Hart gets a chance to prove himself. How exactly will his 5’2 physique step in the shoes of his 6’8 brother in the film? Guess we’ll just have to wait and see. The feature is set up by Universal Pictures, with Imagine Entertainment’s Brian Grazer and Michael Rosenberg producing.
As for Method Man, he finished wrapping up “The Cobbler,” starring Adam Sandler. Oh, and let’s not forget the awaited Wu-Tang album, “A Better Tomorrow,” coming…soon?