Despite their 18 inch height difference, Kevin Hart and LeBron James are set to play brothers in a new film called Ballers.
According to sources, the comedian and NBA champion will star in the baseball comedy, which will follow “a man (played by Hart) who lives in the shadow of his NBA superstar brother (James), but gets a chance to prove himself when he and some pals attend a weekend fantasy basketball camp in Miami.”
Deadline reports that Hart is co-writing the film with scripting teammates Joey Wells, Chris Spencer and Harry Ratchford.
The script was first written by Lowell Ganz and Babaloo Mandel, with Peter Steinfeld. Meanwhile, Hart has been making stuff happen all over town. He stars for Universal with Ice Cube in Ride Along, and the studio is so bullish that a sequel is already well along; after scoring a hit in Think Like A Man, Hart will be heading the cast in that sequel as well. He also completed a reboot of About Last Night, and is starring for Chris Rock in Finally Famous. He has the charisma to help James make the transition to acting like Michael Jordan did in Space Jam when MJ was the NBA’s best player.
Production is scheduled to start next summer when James has time off. The will be the first feature film for the Miami Heat star.
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MEET THE CAST: Kevin Hart Leads 'The Real Husbands Of Hollywood'
1. "The Real Husbands of Hollywood"
Click through to learn more about the cast. Premieres January 15th at 9/8c on BET
2. Kevin Hart- "Mr. New Money"
Kevin Hart leads the all-male cast of Hollywood Husbands as he embraces and flaunts his newly acquired funds. Expect non-stop laughs and humorous facial expressions from this fun size comedian. Wife: Divorced
3. Boris Kodjoe- "The Pretty Motherf***er"
Boris, the level headed fella in the bunch, plays up his handsome features in the scripted reality series. Count on Boris for that laid-back smooth comedy! Wife: Nicole Ari Parker
4. Robin Thicke
Robin is as suave as they come. With a wife Kevin Hart can't stop dreaming about and an impressive circle of friends, expect Thicke to stir the controversy without even trying. Wife: Paula Patton
5. JB Smoove- "The Hater"
JB Smoove brings that loud, Chris Rock-like comedy and adds the ratchet factor we look to BET for! Wife: Shahidah Omar
6. Nick Cannon- "Mr. Get-A-Chick
Of all the husbands, Nick's wife is most known and probably more respected. But the good thing about Cannon's character is that he embraces that and turns it into comedy! Not to mention he's always in a fly suit. Wife: Duh! Mariah Carey
7. Duane Martin- "Mr. Hollywood Shuffle"
You have to appreciate Duane Martin for his hustle and that's exactly what he brings to "Hollywood Husbands." And even though he rocks $99 suits and fits Kevin...he wears em' well! Wife: Tisha Campbell