LeBron James Closes Another Hollywood Deal

Lebron James (Credit: Deposit Photos)

LeBron James and his production company, SpringHill Entertainment, have sold a comedy project to Paramount Players, a division of Paramount Pictures.

James and his SpringHill partner, Maverick Carter, would produce the film from a script written by Steve Mallory, Variety reported Wednesday.

Mallory previously co-wrote Melissa McCarthy’s 2016 film The Boss. 

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In addition to producing, James is in talks to star in the untitled feature, which SpringHill and Mallory have been developing for months now. No plot details are available.

The project would mark the NBA legend’s second movie role after he appeared in the 2015 Amy Schumer comedy Trainwreck.

On Monday, James officially said goodbye to the Cleveland Cavaliers, when he signed his four-year contract with the Los Angeles Lakers.

The NBA champion will join the Lakers for the 2018-19 season in a deal worth $154 million. While the contract is massive, it also brings James closer to his growing entertainment empire.

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