The Miami Heat star confirmed before Thursday night's game against the Chicago Bulls at the United Center that he will co star with 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."
"It should be really good."
James' manager Maverick Carter will serve as an executive producer along with Hart and James.The movie is expected to be shot this summer in Miami..
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."
Lebron James's acting debut could have occurred earlier if the film production did not coincide with his most successful years as an NBA player. Production on the film which was titled Fantasy Basketball Camp was halted in 2010 to give James time of rest in the offseason. Less than a week later, the 28 year old joined the Miami Heat... The film was halted again following Lebron and the Miami Heat’s defeat in the 2011 NBA Finals.