Fresh off signing a $154 million free-agent contract with the Los Angeles Lakers, LeBron James seems to be adapting to his environment quite nicely, especially the film industry in nearby Hollywood.
James and writer Steve Mallory have sold their idea for a new comedy film to Paramount Players, with James in early talks for a potential starring role, a person with knowledge of the situation confirmed to USA TODAY.
The person spoke on condition of anonymity because of the sensitive nature of the talks.
The 14-time NBA All-Star already has one feature film to his credit. He had a guest role in the 2015 Amy Schumer comedy Trainwreck, in which he played himself.
According to Variety, which first reported the news, James’ SpringHill Entertainment would produce the film, which Mallory would write.
James has been a participant in each of the last eight NBA Finals, winning three of them. After his Cleveland Cavaliers were defeated by the Golden State Warriors in the 2018 Finals, James shifted the landscape of the NBA when he agreed to sign with the Lakers.
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