LeBron James has announced the start of production on the “Space Jam” sequel on social media.
The announcement follows reports days ago that several critical NBA and WNBA stars have joined the follow-up to the 1996 hit melding of basketball legends and Looney Tunes characters which resulted in $230 million at the box-office from an $80 million budget. It also launched a famed official website.
James’ NBA and WNBA co-stars are set to include Anthony Davis of the Los Angeles Lakers, Damian Lillard of the Portland Trail Blazers, Chris Paul of the Houston Rockets, Golden State Warriors star Klay Thompson, WNBA legend Diana Taurasi, and Los Angeles Sparks duo, Nneka and Chiney Ogwumike.
“Man, this really just hit me! I’m really shooting Space Jam 2!! This is so surreal and doesn’t even make sense to me! Where I come from man and what I saw growing up this doesn’t add up to me! I’m truly grateful and beyond blessed. This is CRAZINESS.”
“Star Trek: Discovery” and “The Walking Dead” actress Sonequa Martin-Green will join the cast as well in the role of James’ wife. “An Oversimplification of Her Beauty” director Terence Nance will helm from a script by Justin Lin, Alfredo Botello, Andrew Dodge, and Willie Ebersol. Ryan Coogler produces.
Filming will take place in California and the movie is scheduled for release on July 16th 2021.