The Space Jam sequel isn’t the only basketball film LeBron James will take part in.
James will produce Hustle, a new Netflix film starring Adam Sandler. We the Animals director Jeremiah Zagar will direct, with Taylor Materne and Will Fetters writing the script. Sandler will star as an American basketball scout who is fired after finding a tremendous talent overseas. He decides to bring his star player to the U.S. to prove that he and his player can make it big in the NBA.
Collider reveals that the original script had the basketball player be a “Chinese streetball phenom” who tries out for the NBA draft, but it is unknown if China will remain the country of origin for the final version of the film.
James and his producing partner Maverick Carter will produce the film for their joint company, Springhill Entertainment. Springhill’s Jamal Henderson and Spencer Beighley will executive produce. Roth/Kirschenbaum Films’ Joe Roth and Jeff Krishchenbaum will also produce with Sandler via Happy Madison.
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