MORNING FUNNY: LeBron James & Kevin Hart SIGN ON To Play Brothers In "Ballers" Flick
Miami Heat MVP LeBron James is set to star in his first feature film, "Ballers", with funnyman Kevin Hart. Get movie deets inside....
LeBron James is coming to Hollywood. Deadline reports that LeBron James has been cast in "Ballers", a new basketball comedy being written by Kevin Hart and his writing partners Joey Wells, Chris Spencer and Harry Ratchford.
Here's the synopsis: Kevin stars 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.
With Kevin standing at 5'3" and LeBron towering over him at 6'8", some insiders are joking that this is as close as we'll get to a sequel of the 1988 classic comedy Twins starring Danny DeVito and Arnold Schwarzenegger.
For now, the plan for Ballers is for Hart & Co. to write the script and find a director before filming starts next summer. In the meantime, Kevin will be starring alongside Ice Cube in Ride Along (in theaters January 2014). And THAT is already in talks for a sequel!
He's also set to star in About Last Night (February 14th) and Grudge Match (Christmas Day), Think Like A Man Too (June 20th) and is shooting Finally Famous and The Wedding Ringer. Dude is CAKING right now.
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