Cleveland Cavaliers forward and NBA All Star, Lebron James has reportedly signed a contract with Hollywood giants Warner Bros.
According to reports, the four-time league MVP’s production company SpringHill Entertainment has signed an exclusive partnership deal with the Time Warner company. The agreement will enable Warner Bros and SpringHill to co-produce and co-own all created content.
James has already proven his acting capabilities in numerous television advertisments, but more prominently in Amy Schumer and Bill Hader’s most recent picture, Trainwreck. The Ohio-native said of the new partnership: “To be able to partner with Warner Bros. will allow me to do some things I’ve always dreamed of.” SpringHill Entertainment was founded in 2013 by James and his business partner Maverick Carter. Carter added: “This is not about making a movie or a couple of TV shows, we want to build a company.”
This news has further fuelled speculation over the possibility of a sequel to the 1996 hit Space Jam, which starred NBA legend Michael Jordan alongside several characters from Warner Bros.’ famed cartoon franchise The Looney Tunes. James has long been touted as the most likely candidate to take on the leading role in a sequel, if one was ever to be put into production. It was also confirmed recently that Warner Bros. had in fact filed for new trademarks for Space Jam last month. Considering these two news pieces have coincided almost simultaneously, it seems to suggest to many that Space Jam 2 could already been in the works.
But the main question on everyone’s lips is – will Bill Murray be in it? Let’s hope so….
You can watch the original trailer for Space Jam below.