LeBron James is taking his talents back to Hollywood. James will be voicing a yeti in an upcoming animated film titled Smallfoot. The 3x-NBA champion took to Twitter moments ago to reveal one of the movie’s posters which features Gwangi, the yeti character he’ll be voicing.
— LeBron James (@KingJames) November 21, 2017
According to IMDB, the movie description says, “A yeti is convinced that the elusive creatures known as ‘humans’ really do exist.” The film will be directed by Karey Kirkpatrick (Over the Hedge, Imagine That) and is written by Kirkpatrick and Sergio Pablos (Rio).
The movie, which is set for release in September of 2018, also stars Channing Tatum, James Corden, Zendaya, Common and Danny DeVito.
Smallfoot will be produced by Warner Bros., which signed a content creation partnership with James’ SpringHill Entertainment company back in 2015. It’s clear that LeBron has an interest in establishing an entertainment career beyond basketball, and he’s already making significant strides in the Hollywood space.
On the basketball court, James remains the NBA’s best player, averaging 28.3 points, 8.5 assists and 7.4 rebounds per game. The 13-time All-Star, four-time MVP and three-time champion has been forced into a serious workload at the age of 32 this season.
With James seemingly ready to conquer Hollywood, expect the rumors of James to the Lakers to heat up in the summer of 2018.