Judd Apatow announces that LeBron James will appear in his upcoming film (video)
After conquering the NBA by taking his talents to South Beach, LeBron James reportedly will next attempt to conquer the movie world by taking his talents to Hollywood.
The Hollywood Reporter is, uh, reporting that James has joined the cast of “Trainwreck,” an upcoming film from comedic genius Judd Apatow that stars screenplay writer Amy Schumer, along with Bill Hader, Brie Larson, Colin Quinn, Vanessa Bayer, Tilda Swinton, John Cena and Mike Birbiglia.
It is unclear whether James will be making a cameo as himself or will be playing a character.
Apatow posted the following humorous video announcing LeBron’s inclusion in the film, in which he either jokingly or literally reveals that he does not know much about the NBA and how the playoffs work. Acknowledging that James is pretty busy at the moment with his primary career, what with the playoffs and everything, Apatow adds that he understands that Lebron needs “to win a certain amount of games to, uh, win something.”
Apatow, who is directing the Schumer-penned screenplay, adds that he is eager to work with James and that “now the world will finally get to see what your true gifts are, so welcome aboard.”
The film will also feature an appearance by none other than Method Man, the rapper-turned-actor how has numerous movies under his belt.
“Trainwreck” will be distributed by Universal, the studio that already has secured the rights to a film based on LeBron’s high school years.