LeBron James continues to shape his post-NBA career, which will be heavily media-focused (specifically acting and producing for film and TV).
The NBA star, as well as rapper/actor Method Man both feature the cast of Judd Apatow’s upcoming comedy, “Trainwreck.”
The Universal comedy stars Amy Schumer (who also wrote the screenplay) and Bill Hader in story about a commitment-phobic career woman who will have to face her fears when she meets a good guy, having convinced herself that monogamy wasn’t possible,
It’s set for a July 17, 2015 release.
LeBron James, appearing in his first feature film, actually plays himself, as wingman to Hader’s good guy.
James’ other screen projects include STARZ’s half-hour scripted comedy series, “Survivor’s Remorse,” which returns this summer. There’s also a feature film in development which will be based on James’ high school years, and hails from Frank E. Flowers (“Haven,” “Metro Manila”), Terence Winter (“Boardwalk Empire,” “The Wolf Of Wall Street”) and Rachel Winter (“Dallas Buyers Club”), with James and his manager Maverick Carter co-producing.
There’s also a comedy feature titled “Ballers,” in which he’ll co-star alongside Kevin Hart, which is also set up at Universal Pictures, with Imagine Entertainment’s Brian Grazer and Michael Rosenberg producing.
Watch the clip from “Trainwreck” below (James appears towards the end of it):