NBA superstar LeBron James has partnered with Hollywood studio Warner Bros. Entertainment to star in TV shows and film, as well as original digital content like online shorts. James entered the agreement with his own SpringHill Entertainment.
Warner Bros. has made some blockbusters recently, such as Interstellar starring Matthew McConaughey, and is producing films like Stephen King’s The Dark Tower, also starring McConaughey.
James has produces a few things for television with SpringHill Entertainment, including the series “Survivor’s Remorse” and the documentary More Than a Game.
James has recently made his foray into acting. He had a bit part on the TV show “Entourage,” but he really made headlines with his small part at himself in Amy Schumer’s Trainwreck. Critics were pleasantly surprised that the basketball star could actually act.
James has also lent his voice to a couple of cartoon TV shows, and he was in his own “Survivor’s Remorse” series.
Outside of his run in the reality TV show about his family, James has had relatively little acting experience, but this new deal with Warner Bros. Entertainment will mean that we’ll be seeing a lot more of the basketball star on the big screen. Of course, that’s in addition to his turns on the court, which Cleveland Cavaliers’ fans can watch all season long.
There is no word yet on what projects James will star in with his new Hollywood contract. However, there has been talk about him starring in a sequel to Space Jam or a reboot. With this being the season of 80s’ and 90s’ reboots, we wouldn’t be surprised to see that project announced. Of course, James may want to get away from type casting and avoid any roles that have him doing the same things he already does on court.
This wouldn’t be the first time that an athlete has broken into Hollywood. We’re excited to see what James can do.