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The movie is expected to be shot this summer in Miami, perhaps another sign that James will remain with the Heat, with an opt-out to become a free agent in July. James said basketball remains the current focus. "Obviously, it's not what I'm thinking about in the forefront, right now," he said of the movie." South Florida Sun-Sentinel

James confirmed before Thursday night's game against the Chicago Bulls at the United Center that he will co star with Kevin Hart in a Universal and Imagine Entertainment in a feature-film comedy titled Ballers. The project will be co-written by Hart, who will play "the brother of an NBA superstar who gets a chance to prove himself when he and some friends attend a weekend fantasy basketball camp." James said the project with Hart came together, "through our friendship, mutual respect. James' manager Maverick Carter will serve as an executive producer along with Hart and James. South Florida Sun-Sentinel

LeBron James’ feature film debut project is heating up again, as comedian Kevin Hart will join the NBA champion in Universal Pictures and Imagine Entertainment’s “Ballers,” an individual familiar with the project told TheWrap. The diminutive Hart may appear small next to James but he’s a big star, with the hit comedy “Think Like a Man” under his belt and the upcoming “Ride Along” shaping up to be a potential franchise at Universal. “Ballers” will find Hart playing LeBron’s brother, who gets a chance to emerge from James’ towering shadow when he attends a fantasy basketball camp in Miami. TheWrap.com

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