LeBron James and Kevin Hart are set to co-star with each other in the upcoming movie “Ballers”. According to Deadline Hollywood the film is set to start filming next summer. “Hart will first co-write the comedy along with his scripting teammates Joey Wells, Chris Spencer and Harry Ratchford. He’ll then star as a man who lives in the shadow of his NBA superstar brother (James), but gets a chance to prove himself when he and some pals attend a weekend fantasy basketball camp in Miami. Hart is certainly dominant in the stand-up arena, but posting up against this screen sibling could be dangerous. Hart is under 5’3″ while James is a towering 6’8.” That kind of sibling size differential hasn’t been seen since Danny DeVito and Arnold Schwarzenegger starred in another Universal comedy, Twins. They’ll sign a director when Hart and his cohorts turn in the script. The plan is to start production next summer when James has time off.”
LeBron will be able to show off his acting chops and this adventure into acting can be a precursor to bigger budget roles like Space-Jam 2 or other big Hollywood productions.