New Laker LeBron James Set to Star in His Own Comedy Movie

James and his entertainment company just sold an untitled project to Paramount.

lebron james
The newest Laker, LeBron James, dined with Al Pacino and Leonardo DiCaprio in Los Angeles. (Jason Miller/Getty Images)
Jason Miller

While acting in Amy Schumer’s 2015 comedy, Trainwreck, LeBron James was, somewhat surprisingly, not one.

And, his former teammate and rival Kyrie Irving’s film/elongated Pepsi ad Uncle Drew has actually done well at the box office and not been totally panned since hitting theaters late last month.

That’s why it’s really not all that surprising James is now in talks to star in a comedy of his own.

Oh yeah. James also just joined the Lakers. In Los Angeles. Where Hollywood is located. Duh.

Along with writer Steve Mallory, James and his SpringHill Entertainment company have sold an untitled comedy pitch to Paramount Players. James is set to star in the movie project, Variety reports.

Mallory will write the script for the film, which he has already been working with SpringHill on for several months. James will produce with his SpringHill partner Maverick Carter.

On July 1, James agreed to a four-year, $154 million deal to leave the Cavs and join the Lakers.

Win the Ultimate Formula 1® Miami Grand Prix Experience

Want the F1 experience of a lifetime? Here’s your chance to win tickets to see Turn 18 Grandstand, one of Ultimate Formula 1® Miami Grand Prix’s most premier grandstands!