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Here’s Some of the Projects LeBron James is Working on in Hollywood

*LeBron James and his business partner Maverick Carter formed SpringHill Entertainment to develop and produce projects in television, film and original digital content.

“Connecting with my fans and telling meaningful stories have always been my passion. In everything I’ve done, from Nike commercials to Uninterrupted and Survivor’s Remorse, it’s always about connecting with people of all ages and providing unique content they can all enjoy,” James previously said in a press release.

“In everything we do, we think long and hard about how we want to grow and partners that can help us bring our content to the next level. And we’re always looking for new, creative ways to explore ideas that haven’t been done before, said Maverick Carter, CEO of SpringHill Entertainment. 

Businessinsider.com has the complete list of James’ current projects, from documentaries to scripted comedy series. Below are some of the projects he’s working on, according to IMDB and SpringHill Entertainment’s website.

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“Space Jam 2”

Release date: Unclear; filming begins in 2019

What to know: The long-awaited sequel to Michael Jordan’s 1996 hit is finally here, with LeBron starring in the movie. James’ business partner Maverick Carter has said it won’t be a sequel to the first film.

“Student Athlete”

“Student Athlete”/HBO

Release date: Out now

What to know: The 88-minute documentary “unveils the exploitative world of high-revenue college sports through the stories of young men at varying stages in their athletic careers,” according to SpringHill.

“What’s My Name: Muhammad Ali”

“What’s My Name”/HBO

Release date: 2019

What to know: The documentary will be two parts, featuring real footage and photos, along with some dramatic reenactments, telling stories about Ali’s legacy and impact.

“Madam CJ Walker”

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Release date: Unclear

What to know: Octavia Spencer will star in the limited series about Madam CJ Walker, a former slave who became the first female self-made millionaire.

“Friday the 13th”

Joe Scarnici/Getty

Release date: Unclear

What to know: James has reportedly been working on acquiring the rights for a “Friday the 13th” reboot, which Vanity Fair says could be an easy blockbuster score.

“Top Boy”

“Top Boy”/Channel 4

Release date: New season in 2019

What to know: The series, which follows two drug dealers in an East London housing estate, will be getting a third season on Netflix in 2019. Drake is a co-producer.

“Smallfoot”

“Smallfoot”/Warner Brothers

Release date: Out now

What to know: James lent his voice to the animated film about a yeti and a human who meet after both believed the other was a myth.

Read the full slate of films here.

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