Report: LeBron James Will Be Starring in a Feature Film Co-Starring Kevin Hart

Dan CarsonTrending Lead WriterDecember 5, 2013

LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 17: (L-R) NBA coach Erik Spoelstra, Dwyane Wade, LeBron James and Ray Allen accept the award for Best Game onstage at The 2013 ESPY Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on July 17, 2013 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images for ESPY)
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He plays on the NBA's biggest stages and has acted in countless commercials, but there’s one thing LeBron James has yet to do—star in a full-length movie.

That will all change soon, however, as reports have recently surfaced stating the Miami Heat superstar will be shooting a feature film with actor/comedian Kevin Hart in 2014. 

According to Mike Fleming Jr. of (via Scooby Axson of Sports Illustrated), James will be playing a major role in Ballers—a basketball film about a diminutive underachiever struggling to remove himself from the shadow of his NBA superstar brother. 

At this point, it’s time to note that Hart is 5’3” and James is 6’8”. I think you can figure out who will be playing who in this film.

Hart after winning his second NBA Celebrity All-Star Game MVP.
Hart after winning his second NBA Celebrity All-Star Game MVP.Joe Murphy/Getty Images

While the script is still being written, the plot of Ballers will center around an NBA fantasy camp attended by Hart and his friends. 

According to Eric Freeman of Yahoo! Sports, the movie’s inception took place in 2009 and was originally earmarked with the rough draft-ish sounding title “Fantasy Basketball Camp.”

The project was put off, however, as James’ basketball career with the Cleveland Cavaliers continued to take the driver’s seat. His move to Miami and subsequent vilification probably didn’t grease any wheels in Hollywood, either. 

James waited it out, and after three years and two NBA championships, it would seem he’s finally ready for his close-up. 

While still tentative, the production of Ballers is scheduled to begin next summer during the NBA offseason. This raises the question: Are you going to see LeBron and Kevin Hart in theaters?

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