Kevin Hart and LeBron James will star in “Ballers”, a “Twins”-esque comedy set up at Universal Pictures and Imagine Entertainment.
Deadline says the movie is being written by “Think Like a Man” star Hart, alongside Joey Wells, Chris Spencer and Harry Ratchford.
He’ll then star as a man 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. Hart is certainly dominant in the stand-up arena, but posting up against this screen sibling could be dangerous. Hart is under 5’3″ while James is a towering 6’8.” That kind of sibling size differential hasn’t been seen since Danny DeVito and Arnold Schwarzenegger starred in another Universal comedy, Twins. They’ll sign a director when Hart and his cohorts turn in the script. The plan is to start production next summer when James has time off.
The first script of the movie was penned by “City Slickers” scribes Lowell Ganz and Babaloo Mandel, with Peter Steinfeld.