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Space Jam sequel, starring LeBron James, is officially on the way

on May 02, 2016, 1:51pm

Warner Bros. is moving forward with its plans for a Space Jam sequel starring LeBron James.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Justin Lin (Fast & Furious 6, Star Trek Beyond) is in talks to direct the film. Andrew Dodge (Bad Words) is writing the script.

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The original Space Jam, released in 1996, starred Michael Jordan and the cartoon cast of Looney Tunes. Rumors of a sequel with James have been rampant for several years, but picked up steam last year when the NBA superstar signed a deal with Warner Bros. covering future TV and film projects.

James made his feature film debut last year in the Judd Apatow comedy Trainwreck.