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Published On: Sat, Feb 22nd, 2014

LeBron James to star in ‘Space Jam 2,’ other NBA sure to be added

Brothers Charlie and Willie Ebersol will develop a sequel to the 1996 live-action/animated  movie Space Jam, this time as a starring vehicle for Miami Heat star, LeBron James.

Deadline reported Feb. 21 that James and Warner Bros are confirmed on the Space Jam 2 deal.

“Another Space Jam film? Why not?” says Deadline. “The first film, which broke ground for Warner Bros and starred then-Chicago Bulls star Michael Jordan and a slew of other top NBA players, ended up grossing $230M worldwide for the studio.”

Charlie will produce through his The Company banner, while Emmy-winning Willie will pen the screenplay.  There are no further details as to who else will appear in the sequel, but you can be sure that the stars of both the NBA and the WB will be on display.

The first film included top NBA players “Larry Bird, Patrick Ewing, Charles Barkley, Danny Ainge, Tyron “Muggsy” Bogues, Vlade Divac, Cedric Ceballos, Larry Johnson, Shawn Bradley and Paul West all did deals to be part of the film during a key basketball game between their trademark characters. The film also included sports commentators Ahmad Rashad and Jim Rome as well as NBA coach Del Harris,” Deadline reminds us.

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    Yeah I am not happy wit this movie you wanna know why Space Jam was so successful it was cause alot of ppl liked MJ along with the other NBA players that starred in it myself I dont like Lebron at all an from what I have read not to many ppl like him either so I think as sum WB fans will go see just to support da Looney Tunes an sum BBall fans will go but I think this movie will b a flop nothin like its senoir but dats just my opinion

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