Next summer’s release of LeBron James’ anticipated “Space Jam” sequel won’t be limited to the big screen. Warner Bros. announced Thursday that its 2021 theatrical slate, including “Space Jam: A New Legacy,” will be available on the streaming platform HBO Max concurrent with the films’ global cinema release, according to Deadline’s Anthony D’Alessandro.
South African based film director, Akin Omotoso is set to direct the true life story of NBA star Giannis Antetokounmpo. Omotoso is well known for his work in local films like “Catching Feelings”, “Tell Me Sweet Something” and “Vaya”. Titled “Greek Freak”, after Antetokounmpo team nickname, the film is being developed by Disney+ and will tell the story of the Antetokounmpo’s family life of poverty as they lived as undocumented immigrants living in Greece.
Arash Amel will pen the script with Bernie Goldmann producing. Giannis Antetokounmpo is an executive producer. Production on the film will begin in 2021 in Antetokounmpo’s native Greece and other US locations.
Giannis Antetokounmpo: Disney is making a movie based on my family’s story and they are searching for actors to play me and my brother, Thanasis, in our younger days. No experience necessary! It helps if you resemble the handsome boys pictured below and have some basketball experience. SPREAD THE WORD!
LeBron James and his production company are teaming up with CNN Films to produce an upcoming documentary on the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre. Directed by Salima Koroma, “Dreamland: The Rise and Fall of Black Wall Street” will depict the true, heartbreaking story of one of America’s worst race riots. “With the lack of historic journalism around ‘Black Wall Street’ and the Tulsa Massacre of 1921, we are honored to be partnered with CNN, which has a long-standing record of credible and groundbreaking journalism,” said Jamal Henderson, the chief operating officer of SpringHill. James, the Los Angeles Lakers superstar, will serve as an executive producer for the project.