LeBron James is taking over Hollywood, now he’ll be in a Judd Apatow film called ‘Trainwreck’


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LeBron James can’t stop making movie deals. On top of his upcoming role in the Kevin Hart flick “Ballers” and murmurs of a film in the works about LeBron’s youth, now the Miami Heat star has been tapped for a part in a new Judd Apatow comedy called “Trainwreck.” Apatow confirmed the news on Twitter Wednesday night.

Apatow also made a video welcoming James to the project and posted it on Facebook.

Apatow, who’s clearly a basketball fan, says:

“I know you’re busy with the playoffs. You need to win a certain amount of games to win something, but I just wanted to say that we’re so glad that you are joining the cast of my next film “Trainwreck” and now the world will get to see what your true gifts are. … So hurry up with that thing you’re doing, we have work to do.”

The film will also star Cliff Smith (aka Method Man), Bill Hader, Brie Larson, Colin Quinn, Vanessa Bayer, Tilda Swinton, John Cena, Mike Birbiglia and Amy Schumer, who wrote the script, Deadline.com reports. It’s set to be released in 2015.

Marissa Payne writes for The Early Lead, a fast-breaking sports blog, where she focuses on what she calls the “cultural anthropological” side of sports, aka “mostly the fun stuff.” She is also an avid WWE fan.

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