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Star Trek Beyond's Justin Lin in talks to direct Space Jam sequel with LeBron James
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Star Trek Beyond's Justin Lin in talks to direct Space Jam sequel with LeBron James

Justin Lin, best known for directing three instalments of the Fast and Furious franchise, is in talks to direct the long-awaited sequel to Space Jam, with LeBron James in the lead role. 

According to the Hollywood Reporter, Lin, along with writers  Andrew Dodge and Alfredo Botello, is putting together the script for the sequel. 

Space Jam was released in 1996 and starred Michael Jordan, in the movie he is forced to team up with the Looney Tunes play a basketball game to secure the freedom of earth against a league of alien invaders. The original grossed over $230 million at the box office and a sequel has been long-rumoured.

James, who will take over from Jordan in the key role, has won the NBA twice and been named Most Valuable Player on four occasions. He is the third highest paid player in the NBA with an annual salary of just under $23 million. 

Lin is currently putting the finishing touches to Star Trek Beyond, which hits UK cinemas on July 22nd. 

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