Report: LeBron James to Produce New Netflix Movie Starring Adam Sandler - Lakers Daily

Report: LeBron James to Produce New Netflix Movie Starring Adam Sandler

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It looks like LeBron James is getting a head start on what may be his next career after basketball, or at least keeping himself busy during the novel coronavirus pandemic.

According to Jeff Sneider of Collider, the Los Angeles Lakers superstar is going to produce a movie that will star an A-list comedy actor.

“Adam Sandler is set to star in ‘Hustle,’ a basketball-themed Netflix movie involving the NBA that hails from producer LeBron James,” wrote Sneider.

“The story follows an American basketball scout (Sandler) who is unjustly fired after discovering a once-in-a-lifetime player abroad. The scout decides to bring the player to America to prove that they both have what it takes to make it in the NBA.”

When James first signed with the Lakers in 2018, plenty of observers figured that the move to Los Angeles was as much about basketball as it was about other opportunities.

This will not be James’ first foray into movies. He played himself in “Trainwreck,” a 2015 film that starred comedian Amy Schumer and rising star Bill Hader.

As most know by now, James will also be featured in the long-awaited sequel to “Space Jam.”

In addition to his film with Sandler, the Lakers superstar will be involved with a documentary that will examine the Houston Astros’ cheating scandal.

The scandal occurred as the Astros defeated the Los Angeles Dodgers in the 2017 World Series.