The human element of the proposed “Space Jam” sequel is proving to be more of a problem than the animated one.
ESPN’s Brian Windhorst reports that the film’s star and executive producer LeBron James has been struggling to secure cameos from basketball’s top players and “hasn’t been able to close some of those deals”.
The original 1996 film saw Michael Jordan joined by the likes of Charles Barkley, Larry Bird, Larry Johnson, Shawn Bradley and Patrick Ewing.
Hoops Hype’s Bryan Kalbrosky adds to this, claiming the issue may come down to one of pay – even as insiders stress the weekly rate is actually quite high for a cameo role.
Ryan Coogler produces while Terence Nance directs the project which is headed for a summer shoot ahead of a July 16th 2021 release.
Source: The Independent