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Sports and film go together like peanut butter and chocolate. It's the sort of combination that can lead into any number of genres, from drama to thriller and even comedies. That last one is a particular favorite of ours. It's been quite some time since we've had a good, old-fashioned basketball comedy, but it now seems that Mark Wahlberg and Cleveland Cavalier, LeBron James, will soon team up for a hilarious sounding basketball comedy. Wahlberg elaborated:
He and I are talking about doing a movie together. It's actually a great idea. It's based around the fantasy league, so these guys get to go to one of these fantasy camps, and me and LeBron have a situation.
During a recent appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (via EW) to promote his new movie, Deepwater Horizon, Mark Wahlberg opened up regarding the future of a potential project that he has been cooking up with NBA star, LeBron James. Although he did not go into too much detail regarding the actual narrative of the upcoming comedy, he revealed that it would center on a "fantasy league" attended by a group of grown men. Although it's intended as a fun retreat, Wahlberg's character and James' character eventually come into conflict with one another -- or, as Wahlberg refers to it, they "have a situation." Expect plenty of man-child antics to ensue.
If Mark Wahlberg has another comedy on the horizon, then it should really go without saying that we're already on board. Despite the fact that he's an Oscar-nominated actor with a penchant for action roles, the guy's biggest strengths come in his ability to give amazing comedic performances that perfectly lampoon his own tough guy persona. From The Other Guys to the Ted franchise, the guy knows how to deliver the laughs.
Then there's LeBron. For a guy with a seemingly unshakeable game face like LeBron James, he has proven himself incredibly effective in the silver screen world lately. He established himself as a comedic force to be reckoned with in Amy Schumer's semi-biographical 2015 film Trainwreck, and he's also currently attached to an upcoming _Space Jam _sequel, which will be directed by Justin Lin. Even if you aren't a LeBron fan, you've got to respect his hustle, both on and off of the court.
Don't believe me? Check out one of his best scenes from Trainwreck below:
We will bring you any and all relevant details related to the development of Mark Wahlberg and LeBron James' upcoming comedy as more information related to the project becomes available to us. For now, make sure to catch Wahlberg in Deepwater Horizon, which will hit theaters at the end of the month on September 30.