LeBron James to Star in Space Jam Sequel from Star Trek Beyond's Justin Lin

Monday, 02 May 2016 - 2:16PM
Monday, 02 May 2016 - 2:16PM
LeBron James to Star in Space Jam Sequel from Star Trek Beyond's Justin Lin
If you thought the wheels were going to come off the nostalgia bandwagon you should probably think again, because Space Jam is the latest in a long line of classic movies getting an update.

According to a new report, Warner Bros. has tapped up Star Trek Beyond director Justin Lin to head a sequel to the beloved 1996 movie, which starred basketball superstar Michael Jordan alongside a host of heavy hitter Looney Tunes. THR reports that modern day basketball legend LeBron James will fill the Jordan's sizeable boots as the human lead, while Bad Words writer Andrew Dodge will pen the script.

LeBron James has already found time to get the ball rolling on his acting career, appearing in Amy Schumer's Trainwreck as the best friend and lifecoach of Schumer's love interest. In fact, James's performance was one of the highlights of the 2015 comedy, proving he should be able to support the beloved cast of WB's Looney Tunes.



The original Space Jam saw Michael Jordan agree to help Bugs Bunny and co. in a winner-takes-all basketball match against a team of aliens. In an attempt to get an edge over the loveable toons, the aliens steal the talents of some of the NBA's biggest stars. The movie also featured Bill Murray in a supporting role, and a host of cameos from NBA legends including Charles Barkley and Larry Bird.

Space Jam joins the likes of Ghostbusters, Jumanji, and Independence Day in what is becoming an increasingly strong trend of updating and adding to some of the most popular movies to come out of the 80's and 90's.
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