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Get Ready To Jam Again: Lebron James Confirmed For Space Jam 2

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02/23/2014 3:27 pm
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Get Ready To Jam Again: Lebron James Confirmed For Space Jam 2
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Even a broken nose won't keep Lebron James from starring in the next Space Jam movie! The NBA player is set to join Bugs Bunny in the sequel to the 1996 classic, followed closely by the son's of broadcasting legend, Dick Ebersol. His sons will be part of the film's development team. The first film, which brought Warner Bros into the spotlight of animation/live action film making, made the cinematic giant $230 million overall. Charlie Ebersol, active member of NFL Characters Unite on USA Network, will bring his team, The Company, on board. His brother, Willie Ebersol, is a member of The Company and will be making his screenwriting debut.  Charlie hopes this project will give him the chance to create a good working relationship with the NBA. The original film brought basketball legend Michael Jordan to the attention of an entirely new fanbase. It also didn't hurt that it's opening weekend brought in $27.5 million. The team hopes that this sequel will be charged with as much love and fun as the first. Space Jam 2 marks Charlie Ebersol's first step into major cinema, having been a part of several unscripted television productions in the past, such as The Moment. Ebersol's first film project was the 2006 documentary Ithuteng: Never Stop Learning. This received high recognition and praise from OneXOne and the 2005 Toronto Film Festival. Upon seeing the documentary, Oprah Winfrey donated $1.14 million to the Ithuteng Trust School, which promotes positive development and education to underprivileged and at-risk children in South Africa. Space Jam 2 is the second big news piece announced by Warner Bros this season. The first, The Lego Movie, only took two (2) weeks to push through.

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