Judd Apatow taps LeBron James for upcoming movie "Trainwreck"

Paula David – Fourth Estate Cooperative Reporter

Los Angeles, CA, United States (4E) – LeBron James is shifting his talents from the court to the big screen as the Miami Heat star is all set to play a role in the upcoming film “Trainwreck,” the director himself confirmed.

In a video posted by Apatow on Facebook late Wednesday, he greeted James and said, “I know you’re very busy with the playoffs. You need to win a certain amount of games to win … something, but I just wanted to say we’re so glad you’re joining the cast of my next film, ‘Trainwreck,’ and now the world will finally get to see what your true gifts are.”

The film, which is written and starred by Amy Schumer, also stars Bill Hader, Tilda Swinton, Method Man (a.k.a. Cliff Smith), Brie Larson, Colin Quinn, Vanessa Bayer, John Cena and Mike Birbiglia. It will be distributed by Universal and produced by Apatow Productions alongside Barry Mendel, overseen by Erik Baiers.

Apatow also told the 29-year-old James, “This may be the only time this group of people will act together—maybe it’ll happen one more time—so hurry up with that thing you’re doing. We have work to do.”

Meanwhile, this is not James’ first foray in front of the camera. The four-time NBA Most Valuable Player was the subject of the 2008 documentary “More Than a Game.” According to the Hollywood Reporter, he has recently finished shooting the indie film “The Cobbler” with Adam Sandler.

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