NBA champion and global icon LeBron James will star in the new Space Jam: New Legends
Welcome to Space Jam! NBA champion and global icon LeBron James goes on an epic adventure alongside the timeless Bugs Bunny in the animated/live-action event film “Space Jam: New Legends,” directed by Malcolm D. Lee, with a team of innovative filmmakers Ryan Coogler and Maverick Carter.
This transformative adventure is a fast-paced mix of two worlds, revealing just how far some parents will go to bond with their children. When LeBron and his young son Dom are trapped in a digital space by an evil AI, LeBron will do everything he can to return home safely by leading Bugs, Lola Bunny and the entire gang of notoriously undisciplined Looney Tunes to victory on the court against the AI’s digitised champions: a super-powered basketball team full of professional all-stars like never before. Tunes versus Goons in the highest stakes challenge of his life, which will redefine the bond between LeBron and his son, highlighting the power of being yourself. Ready for action, the Tunes subvert convention, overloading their unique talents and surprising even “King” James with the way they play.
James stars alongside Oscar® nominee Don Cheadle (the “Avengers” films, “Hotel Rwanda”), Khris Davis (“Judas and the Black Messiah,” “Atlanta” for TV), Sonequa Martin-Green (“The Walking Dead” for TV, “Star Trek: Discovery”), newcomer Cedric Joe, Jeff Bergman (“Looney Tunes Cartoons”), Eric Bauza (“Looney Tunes Cartoons”) and Zendaya (the upcoming “Dune,” “Malcolm & Marie”).
Lee (“Girls Trip,” “Night School”) directs from a screenplay by Juel Taylor & Tony Rettenmaier & Keenan Coogler & Terence Nance and Jesse Gordon and Celeste Ballard, story by Juel Taylor & Tony Rettenmaier & Keenan Coogler & Terence Nance. Based on “Space Jam”, written by Leo Benvenuti & Steve Rudnick and Timothy Harris & Herschel Weingrod. The film is produced by Ryan Coogler, LeBron James, Maverick Carter and Duncan Henderson, executive producers are Sev Ohanian, Zinzi Coogler, Allison Abbate, Jesse Ehrman, Jamal Henderson, Spencer Beighley, Justin Lin, Terence Nance and Ivan Reitman.
The creative team behind the camera includes cinematographer Salvatore Totino (“Spider-Man: Homecoming”), animation producer Troy Nethercott (“Wonder Park”), production designers Kevin Ishioka (“The Mule”), Akin McKenzie (“When They See Us” for Netflix) and Clint Wallace (the upcoming “Eternals”), editor Bob Ducsay (“Godzilla: King of the Monsters”, “Star Wars Episode VIII – The Last Jedi”) and costume designer Melissa Bruning (“Rampage”, “War for the Planet of the Apes”). The music is by Kris Bowers (“Greenbook,” “Bridgerton” for Netflix).
Warner Bros. Pictures presents a Proximity/The SpringHill Company Production, a Malcolm D. Lee film, “Space Jam: New Legends.” The film will be distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures and will arrive in Italian cinemas from 23th September.