LeBron Teams Up With Black Panther Director For Space Jam 2


LeBron James and Ryan Coogler are teaming up for a "Space Jam" sequel. (Getty Images)

Basketball superstar LeBron James is taking on Hollywood in a big way just two months after he joined the Los Angeles Lakers.

The long-awaited sequel to Space Jam — the 1996 live action-animated film starring NBA legends Michael Jordan, Larry Bird, Charles Barkley and Patrick Ewing — is finally moving forward.

King James’s production company, SpringHill Entertainment, on Wednesday tweeted an image of a locker room featuring the names of James, Black Panther director Ryan Coogler as the producer and… Bugs Bunny himself as point guard.

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“I loved his vision” for Black Panther, James said of Coogler to The Hollywood Reporter.

Independent filmmaker Terence Nance — the creator of HBO’s quirky comedy Random Acts of Flyness — is tapped to direct the film for Warner Brothers.

The original film featured the Looney Tunes characters — Bugs, Daffy Duck and friends — who recruit Jordan to help them win a basketball game against the Monstars, a team of animated alien villains who steal the talents of other NBA icons.

Space Jam 2 has long been rumoured, but Wednesday’s tweet made it clear the project is a go.

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