Role Call: Who Got Hired in Hollywood?
9:00 AM PDT, August 11, 2014
Two-time NBA champion Lebron James is taking his talents off the court. According to the L.A. Times, the basketball pro will star alongside Amy Schumer, Bill Hader, Tilda Swinton and Method Man in comedic director Judd Apatow's new movie Trainwreck. Aptow himself broke the news in a social media video, saying to James, "I know you're very busy with the playoffs. But I just wanted to say we're so glad that you are joining the cast …and now the world will finally get to see what your true gifts are."
Trainwreck, written by Schumer, is to hit theaters July 24, 2015, and will be one of several of James' ventures into show business. He'll also star alongside Kevin Hart in the comedy Ballers, and he's executive producing a series for Starz called Survivor's Remorse, a story "about a basketball star navigating the limelight after inking a multi-million dollar contract." On top of that, Universal is looking to release a feature film "based on James' high school years in Ohio."