This Friday, movie-goers around the country will have the opportunity to watch Amy Schumer and Bill Hader fall in love in the new Judd Apatow-directed comedy Trainwreck - but if it were up to LeBron James, that pairing wouldn't last in a proposed sequel. Instead, he wants his shot to be the romantic lead - not to mention the film's director as well. To understand the NBA star's vision for the project, I highly recommend watching the video below:
Promoting the upcoming release of Trainwreck, Funny or Die has posted the video you see above, which features LeBron James, Amy Schumer, Bill Hader and Judd Apatow riding around in a car, and picking up some fast food, before going to a premiere of the movie in Ohio. It's while having some lunch that the Cleveland Cavaliers star expresses his desires for Trainwreck 2 - and while this is obviously all a bit, it's still pretty funny.
In LeBron James' Trainwreck 2, Bill Hader's Dr. Aaron Conners gets called away to a foreign country as part of the Doctors Without Borders program, and while over there winds up contracting a disease and dying. This leaves Amy Schumer's Amy devastated, and James is there as a shoulder for her to cry on. This, as always happens in movies, leads to a blossoming romance. The basketball player also notes that he would like the shoot the film exactly like Alfonso Cuaron did for Birdman - all in one shot - and while Judd Apatow offers up his help as a producer, James apparently thinks he doesn't really need it.
While there will surely be some people out there who scoff at this whole premise, it may not be wise to sleep on LeBron James' comedic chops. As I wrote a few months ago when a rough cut of Trainwreck premiered at the SXSW Film Festival, the guy actually steals many scenes in the movie, playing a version of himself who also happens to be best friends with Bill Hader's character.He succeeds in the role because he's not only playing an odd guy, but also because he's really not afraid to make fun of himself. That's very apparent in this video as well (though it doesn't seem Bill Hader is too much of a fan of his ideas or opinions on how sequels are supposed to work).
Trainwreck has some stiff competition in its opening weekend thanks to the release of Ant-Man, but it's a great comedy and one definitely worth seeing. We'll just have to wait and see how it does to determine the likelihood of LeBron James' vision becoming a reality.
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