NEW YORK: Basketball megastar LeBron James will produce his first movie, based on a real-life prank in which Connor Toole, a writer for the humor website Elite Daily fooled people into believing he was an NBA draft pick, a source told AFP.
The movie, which the Cleveland Caveliers forward is producing with New Line Cinema, is the first film for his production company, SpringHill Entertainment, which signed a contract in July with New Line’s parent company, Warner Brothers.
Despite it being James’ first foray into movie production, the basketball star is no stranger to showbiz. Last year he appeared in Judd Apatow’s “Trainwreck,” which starred Amy Schumer.
He is also executive producer for “Survivor’s Remorse,” a show about a professional basketball player on the cable network Starz.
SpringHill, which James runs with his childhood friend Maverick Carter, also produced “Becoming,” a documentary athlete series that aired on Disney XD.