‘Avengers’ regular, Don Cheadle has signed on the dotted line to jump on board LeBron Jame’s ‘Space Jam 2’
Terence Nance (Random Acts of Flyness) helms the project, replacing Justin Lin who was originally attached. Ryan Coogler, NBA star James under his SpringHill Entertainment label, Duncan Henderson, and Maverick Carter of SpringHill. EPs are Justin Lin, Sev Ohanian and Jamal Henderson will all produce.
LeBron James leads a cast that includes basketball stars like Anthony Davis, Damian Lillard, Chris Paul, Diana Taurasi, Klay Thompson, and Nneka and Chiney Ogwumike.
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LeBron James – who will be starring in the film previously told The Hollywood Reporter “I loved his vision” for Black Panther, He went on to comment that when he was a kid growing up in Akron, Ohio, there were no black superheroes. “So for Ryan to be able to bring that to kids, it’s amazing.”
“The Space Jam collaboration is so much more than just me and the Looney Tunes getting together and doing this movie,” says James, “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.”
Cheadle was last seen in ‘Avengers: Endgame’ as War Machine, He also recently starred in the Showtime Wall Street comedy series ‘Black Monday’ set in the year leading up to October 19, 1987 stock market crash.
His upcoming projects include Netflix’s ‘Black Stallions’ alongside Kevin Hart and Lil Rel Howery.