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LeBron James to co-star with Kevin Hart in 1st feature film, ‘Ballers’


LeBron James is coming to Hollywood! The two-time defending NBA Finals MVP will be joining the cast of funnyman Kevin Hart’s upcoming basketball film titled Ballers.

According to Deadline Hollywood,

“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.”

The “Real Husbands of Hollywood” creator is scheduled to start production of Ballers next summer. –ruthie hawkins/@ruubabie