LeBron James is taking his talents to Hollywood. James will star in a basketball comedy movie called “Ballers” with comedian Kevin Hart.
Deadline Online has the deets:
Hart will first co-write the comedy along with his scripting teammates Joey Wells, Chris Spencer and Harry Ratchford. He’ll then star as a man who lives in the shadow of his NBA superstar brother (James), but gets a chance to prove himself when he and some pals attend a weekend fantasy basketball camp in Miami. Hart is certainly dominant in the stand-up arena, but posting up against this screen sibling could be dangerous. Hart is under 5’3″ while James is a towering 6’8.” That kind of sibling size differential hasn’t been seen since Danny DeVito and Arnold Schwarzenegger starred in another Universal comedy, Twins. They’ll sign a director when Hart and his cohorts turn in the script. The plan is to start production next summer when James has time off.
Prepare yourself for height jokes. A lot of them. LeBron standing in at 6-foot-8 and the miniscule Hart at 5-foot-3. It can’t be worse than Kevin Durant’s “Thunderstruck.” Could it?