After rocking the NBA once again with his free agency decision to sign a $154 million contract with the Los Angeles Lakers, LeBron James is wasting no time getting involved in his new city’s biggest industry. James and his team from SpringHill Entertainment recently met with and sold a comedy pitch to Brian Robbins and Paramount Pictures. Though the plot isn’t yet being revealed, James and SpringHill have apparently been developing the project for months now.
The joint project will see James oversee the project with his longtime friend and business partner Maverick Carter, along with producers from Paramount. James, who’s acting experience consists of playing the role of himself in the 2008 documentary about his high school basketball team, More Than a Game, and the 2015 film Trainwreck, is also in talks to possibly star in the Paramount production. Most recently, he is working as an executive producer on the Netflix limited series On Her Own Ground, as well a producer on the New Line remake of House Party.
In addition, the longtime rumors of a Space Jam sequel starring James have heated up again with his move to LA. The 4-time MVP is linked to several other projects as well, and is represented by WME, SpringHill, and Ziffren Brittenham.