The long-awaited sequel to Space Jam will be produced by Black Panther director Ryan Coogler and will star basketball player LeBron James, according to LeBron James’ production company Spring Hill Entertainment on September 19.
“I like Coogler’s idea for Black Panther,” James told the Hollywood Reporter.
This is not James’ first foray into acting. James, 33, co-starred in the 2015 film Trainwreck and voiced this week’s animated film Smallfoot. James also co-produced the HBO TV series The Shop.
The Hollywood Reporter reports that Terence Nance, the director of Random Acts of Flyness, has been selected for Space Jam 2. SpringHill has announced that the film is scheduled to start shooting in 2019.
The 1996 film Space Jam stars the famous basketball player Michael Jordan. The film, in which Bugs Bunny and his friends enlisted the help of Michael Jordan to win an alien basketball tournament, grossed more than $ 230 million worldwide.