Reports: 'Space Jam 2' cast to include AD, CP3

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Thursday, June 20, 2019

The cast of "Space Jam 2," starringLeBron Jamesof theLos Angeles Lakers, will include James' new teammate, Anthony Davis, as well asPortland Trail Blazersstar Damian Lillard,Golden State Warriorsswingman Klay Thompsonand James' Banana Boat palChris Paul, according to multiple reports.

WNBA great Diana Taurasi also will have a role in the film, as will the Ogwumike sisters, Nneka and Chiney, according to the reports. The Ogwumikes play for the Los Angeles Sparks.

The cast was first reported by

In September, James announced that "Black Panther" director Ryan Coogler would produce and "Random Acts of Flyness" creator Terence Nance would direct.

James and longtime business partner Maverick Carter had been in talks to make a "Space Jam" flick for more than five years. The original 1996 box-office smash starred Michael Jordan and Bugs Bunny.

Filming was expected to start during the 2019 NBA offseason.

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