Universal adapting LeBron James autobiography on his life in Akron

Chris Robinson, best known for his work on the Fox TV series “Star,” was chosen to direct Universal’s untitled flick.

Universal adapting LeBron James autobiography on his life in Akron
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 06: LeBron James attends the John Elliott front row during New York Fashion Week: The Shows on September 6, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Nicholas Hunt/Getty Images for NYFW: The Shows) (Nicholas Hunt)

CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) - According to Variety, LeBron James is in the works of a new exploring his life story.

Juel Taylor and Tony Rettenmaier wrote the script for the film, which is based on James and Buzz Bissinger’s book, “Shooting Stars.”

According to the back cover:

The Shooting Stars were a bunch of kids—LeBron James and his best friends—from Akron, Ohio, who first met on a youth basketball team of the same name when they were ten and eleven years old. United by their love of the game and their yearning for companionship, they quickly forged a bond that would carry them through thick and thin (a lot of thin) and, at last, to a national championship in their senior year of high school.

Chris Robinson, best known for his work on the Fox TV series “Star,” was chosen to direct Universal’s untitled flick.

Since James' move to LA he’s had his hand in a lot of film production.

James and Maverick Carter’s SpringHill Entertainment recently signed on for a reboot of “Friday the 13th.”

Here’s a list of other projects James has his hands on:

  • “Shut up and Dribble”
  • “Space Jam 2”
  • I Promise School documentary series 

There hasn’t been any talks of actors playing the lead role but we may have already seen a glimpse of a young CGI LeBron through a Nike ad earlier this year.

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