According to TMZ, Lebron James is going to have company on the set of Space Jam 2. Allegedly, producers have reached out to Cleveland Cavaliers star J.R. Smith for a role in the film. Smith’s rep, Daniel Hazan, said that producers contacted him a few weeks ago asking if J.R Smith would be down for the part. Hazan said that the interest is mutual. Although the role is not definite at this time, reports say he was offered to do a voiceover for one of the “Monstars” from the original film.
We are not surprised that producers invited one of Lebron’s fellow teammates as Michael Jordan enlisted his teammates Scottie Pippen and Luc Longley for the original film. Hazan said that it “depends on the deal” if J.R. will accept the role or not.
The original Space Jam debuted in 1996 and was an instant classic with outstanding ratings and launched a classic R&B record from the legendary R.Kelly, “I Believe I Can Fly.” Hopefully, the sequel will debut to be just as much of a classic as the first film.
We’ll have to wait and see if J.R. accepts the role. A release date has yet to be announced.
Written By: Rahkiya Brown