Can LeBron James really outdo himself on the big screen?
It looks like we’ll get the opportunity to found out very soon.
Deadline Hollywood is reporting that LeBron and actor/comedian Kevin Hart will team up to star in an upcoming basketball comedy called Ballers.
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.
Of course the hilarity in the film should ensue once people notice the disparity in height between its two stars, as the 6-foot-8 James dwarfs Hart, who stands roughly 5-foot-3, by nearly a foot and a half.