LeBron James stars in new basketball blockbuster ‘Space Jam: A New Legacy’
Basketball star and global icon teams up with Bugs Bunny and the rest of the Looney Tunes crew for a high-stakes basketball game; Fox’s Ashley Dvorkin reports
LeBron James has set his sights on Hollywood for his latest project, “Space Jam: A New Legacy.”
In the film, the basketball legend plays a fictionalized version of himself who finds himself on an animated adventure alongside Bugs Bunny and the Looney Tunes gang with hopes of rescuing his son from artificial intelligence.
The movie is a sequel to 1996’s “Space Jam,” which saw Michael Jordan take on a similar leading role.
“It has all the things that you want it to have that connect it to the original [movie] that make you feel nostalgic, that bring back your childhood,” star Sonequa Martin-Green told Fox News.
The flick is set in a different world from its predecessor, breathing life into the 25-year-old classic once again.
“It’s a more heartfelt story about a father and his son and the miscommunication they have,” actor Cedric Joe said.
“The technology in this one is next level,” comedian Gabriel Iglesias gushed. “It’s frickin’ 3-D. I think it’s pretty cool, whereas the first one wasn’t [3-D].”
While James, 36, is new to the franchise, his castmates feel he’s the perfect fit for the new movie.
LeBron James stars in the film ‘Space Jame: A New Legacy.’ (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)
“He’s the G.O.A.T. of this generation for one,” Joe, 13, said. “He has sons in real life that play basketball.”
Added Martin-Green: “We’ve seen him be this champion, we’ve seen him be this leader, we’ve seen him be so successful and I think he brings all of that to this film.”
“Space Jam: A New Legacy,” also starring Zendaya, hits theaters and HBO Max on Friday, July 16.
Fox News’ Ashley Dvorkin contributed to thsi report
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