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LeBron James confirmed for Space Jam 2, shoot to take place in 2019
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LeBron James confirmed for Space Jam 2, shoot to take place in 2019

LeBron James has been confirmed to star in the long-awaited sequel to Space Jam. 

James will work with Random Acts Of Flyness creator Terence Nance on the movie, with Black Panther and Creed director Ryan Coogler acting as producer. The film will shoot in 2019 when James is in off season from the NBA. 

The NBA star confirmed the project and the launch of his SpringHill Entertainment production company last night (September 19th):

Speaking to the Hollywood Reporter about the project and Coogler's involvemnet, James said: “The Space Jam collaboration is so much more than just me and the Looney Tunes getting together and doing this movie."

He continued: "It's so much bigger. I'd just love for kids to understand how empowered they can feel and how empowered they can be if they don't just give up on their dreams. And I think Ryan did that for a lot of people.”

Space Jam was released in 1996 and starred Michael Jordan alongside Bugs Bunny and the rest of the Looney Tune characters. 

Threatened with imprisonment in an alien theme park, the Tunes trick them into agreeing to a competition to determine their freedom. They settle on basketball, and, to earn their freedom, they seek the aid of retired basketball champion, Michael Jordan.

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