LeBron James joined the Los Angeles Lakers this Summer, and the NBA All-Star is getting accustomed to his life in Hollywood. While I’m sure practicing for the upcoming season is on the top LeBron’s priority list, he’s still keeping busy with his production company SpringHill Entertainment. As reported by Deadline, LeBron is teaming up with John Legend to reboot the Morgan Freeman classic Lean On Me.
The reboot will come in tv series form, and will move the setting from New Jersey to Ohio. LeBron and Legend are producing the series for the CW, and Freeman’s character will be replaced by a female lead. The original Lean On Me followed a teacher who is tasked with helping students pass a government test which will keep Capitol Hill from taking over the curriculum. The film was loosely based on the story Joe Louis Clark, a real life inner city high school principal in Paterson, New Jersey. Amarie Baldwin will take the place Clark in the series, and she begins to work at a public school in Akron, Ohio. Baldwin will face drama inside and outside the classroom, and the show will highlight the issues within the inner city public school systems.
Having just posted news the possible release date for Black Panther 2, we now have more updates on the leading star, Chadwick Boseman. According to Variety, STXfilms has tapped the actor to star and produce in the upcoming action-thriller 17 Bridges. Chadwick will work with Luther and Game Thrones director Brian Kirk and will portray “a disgraced NYPD detective who, after being thrust into a citywide manhunt for a cop killer, is given a shot at redemption.”
“STX has assembled a dream team collaborators on ’17 Bridges,’ bringing together the global talents behind two the biggest action films ever made to give audiences a thrilling new take on the race-against-the-clock crime-drama,” STXfilms chairman Adam Fogelson said.
“Chadwick Boseman’s razor-sharp instincts and undeniable charisma captivated millions people around the world in Black Panther, and Joe and Anthony Russo have breathed a new energy into the action genre with films like Avengers: Infinity War,” he added. “Their unique and intelligent approach to filmmaking is anything but formulaic, and with Brian Kirk at the helm directing, this film promises to go beyond the typical popcorn fare.”
No word on a release date, but keep it locked for more info and an upcoming trailer.
Alicia Keys To Produce Alvin Ailey Biopic
Alicia Keys has been named as one the producers for the upcoming biopic based on the life legendary choreographer Alvin Ailey. Keys will produce the film through her production company “AK Worldwide”. She will produce alongside Judy Kinberg, Susan Lewis, and Rachel Cohen and Jana Edelbaum from iDeal Partners.
Alvin Ailey founded the famed Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater in New York City in 1958 before his passing in 1989.