Michael D. Lee to Direct LeBron James in Comedy FANTASY BASKETBALL CAMP

     March 30, 2010

lebron_james.jpgI guess it was inevitable that the Cleveland Cavalier’s forward LeBron James would be getting his own movie soon. After all it’s either that or a reality show these day’s. THR is reporting that James is set to star in the newly announced film by Universal and Imagine entitled Fantasy Basketball Camp, which is being directed by Michael D. Lee (Soul Men). The movie is being produced by Brian Grazer, Imagine’s Michael Rosenberg and Kim Roth, as well as James and Maverick Carter, manager of LeBron Inc.

The movie sounds like it could have a lot of potential. The story follows five men who fly to Las Vegas to attend the “LeBron James Adult Basketball Camp”, only to find themselves dragging James into the various problems the men face. The script was originally penned by Babaloo Mandel and Lowell Ganz, however Peter Steinfeld has come aboard to pen a new draft. The movie has oodles of potential, the only thing that could stand in the way of success could be James’s comedic chops. Maybe find someone with some more proven comedic chops. Steve Nash anyone?

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