LeBron James continues to move in Hollywood.
According to a Thursday August 5 report from Hollywood journalist, King James recently signed on to produce a Netflix movie about a Native American basketball team. Title Ground ball, the film follows the journey of the Chuska Warriors, a Navajo team from New Mexico who are trying to keep their state championship aspirations alive after losing their star player. The project description says it is a similar combination of Friday night lights and Beanies.
LeBron will help produce the film alongside his friend and business partner Maverick Carter as part of LeBron’s SpringHill Company. Mauricio and Katie Mota of Wise Entertainment are also producing the film, which will be written by Sydney Freeland and Sterlin Harjo. Freeland is also directing the film, the screenplay of which is based on the Michael Powell series. New York Times stories and his novel, Dreams of canyons. These projects that focus on basketball on Native American reservations.
Speaking on the film, Freeland, a New Mexico native born on a Navajo reservation, provided valuable context for the project.
“Basketball on the Ground is like high school football in West Texas. He has a fanatic following that few sports can compete with, ”says Freeland. “It’s a story that’s common on Indian reservations all over the United States, but most people don’t even know it exists. What we want to do is bring people into our world, tell a story about the people and places we know, and what better way to do that than through a sports movie? “
This film is just the latest example of LeBron’s collaboration with his SpringHill Company. Just over a week ago, it was reported that he had teamed up with Drake to produce a new film based on the experiences of black hockey players.