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LeBron James joins Method Man in cast for new Judd Apatow movie. Should be interesting.

May 8, 2014, 2:50 PM EDT

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LeBron James is coming to the big screen.

Recently Universal purchased the rights to a movie about LeBron’s high school days and playing hoops (days LeBron still remembers as some of the best of his life).

Now he has teamed up with the man who produced “Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy” and has produced a number of other Will Ferrel films, plus directed “The 40-Year-Old Virgin” and “This is 40.” Variety has the details.

LeBron James and Method Man have rounded out the cast of Universal’s “Trainwreck,” starring Amy Schumer, with Judd Apatow directing.

Bill Hader, Brie Larson, Barkhad Abdi, Mike Birbiglia, Jon Glaser, Vanessa Bayer, John Cena and Ezra Miller are also on board. Schumer penned the script. Plot details are being kept under wraps.

The film is currently scheduled for a July 2015 release.

Schumer is damn funny, and that’s a good cast (outside LeBron… but you’ve got to love Method Man), so we’ll see. I’m not paying just to see LeBron act (or more likely, play himself), but this has a lot of good people behind it.

  1. onbucky96 - May 8, 2014 at 2:55 PM

    Wha, no Red Man? No Ghost Face Killa? Wu-Tang Financial Group.

  2. duhwighthoward - May 8, 2014 at 3:04 PM

    May his film career rival that of Darius Miles.

  3. apkyletexas - May 8, 2014 at 3:11 PM

    His old LeBron family commercials were pretty funny. Love the one where he primps his hair before jumping off the high dive in his 3 piece suit.

  4. bbk1000 - May 8, 2014 at 7:52 PM

    Unreal… should be good…..once it gets too tough LeBron will run for the hills…..

  5. 00millerfortune - May 8, 2014 at 8:25 PM

    I’m telling you, they should cast Blake Griffin. I’ve been saying for a while now that BG was born to play in a Judd Apatow film.

  6. haaaaasoooooo - May 8, 2014 at 9:49 PM

    The Blake comment is spot on…….

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