The Hollywood Reporter published a report today, revealing that the Space Jam sequel has found its script writers in Justin Lin (Fast & Furious 6, Star Trek Beyond), who will be co-writing with fellow Hollywood penners Andrew Dodge and Alfredo Botello. Interestingly enough, however, the report confirms that LeBron James is the athlete that will be starring in the film.
The original Space Jam, of course, was the groundbreaking live-action/animation mash-up comedy film starring Michael Jordan and animated character Bugs Bunny, which smashed the box office and grossed over $230 million worldwide. It’s the highest-grossing basketball film of all-time.
Still, not so fast, especially where those LeBron James rumors are concerned. The infamous Brian Windhorst, ESPN reporter and confirmed “LeBron Whisperer,” says that a dotted line has not been signed by Zero Dark Twenty-Three.
Despite a report LeBron will star in Space Jam 2, no deal is in place sources say. Maybe at some point but not as of yet.
— Brian Windhorst (@WindhorstESPN) May 2, 2016
Meanwhile, LBJ is prepping to
sweep face-off against the Atlanta Hawks in the Eastern Conference semi-finals, so we may not get confirmation or denial from him for a while.