LeBron James, Steve Mallory, and James’ SpringHill Entertainment have sold an untitled comedy pitch to Paramount Players, with the NBA superstar in early talks to star in it.
SpringHill and Mallory have been building up the film for a while. Mallory would pen the content.
James would deliver with his SpringHill partner Maverick Carter. Jamal Henderson and Spencer Beighley will manage the overseeing for SpringHill. Ali Bell and Gabby Canton are dealing with the undertaking for Paramount Players.
This would stamp James’ second extra large screen part; he previously played himself in the Judd Apatow parody “Trainwreck.”
The deal was made fresh off the heels of James inking a four-year, $154 million contract to join the Los Angeles Lakers — one of the greatest donning bargains in NBA history.
In spite of the fact that James has been caught up with solidifying himself as extraordinary compared to other b-ball players ever, after simply contending in his eighth straight NBA Final, the multi-hyphenate has likewise been occupied with the film and TV universes. His organization as of late sold the spec “Hustle” to Legendary Entertainment, with James creating with Roth/Kirschenbaum. That project qualified him to become a member of the Producers Guild.
He is also set to produce the New Line reboot of House Party, as well as executive produce a Netflix limited series On Her Own Ground, starring Octavia Spencer.
SOURCE: The Source