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Kevin Hart and LeBron James are to appear in an upcoming basketball-themed comedy.

Ballers will star Hart as a man trying to emerge from the shadow of his successful basketball player brother at a weekend fantasy camp, reports Deadline.

Hart is slated to pen the screenplay for Ballers with collaborators Joey Wells (Bet's Comicview), Chris Spencer (Jamie Foxx's Laffapalooza) and Harry Ratchford (Laugh at My Pain).

A director will be hired once the first draft of the script is complete, with an eye to begin shooting the movie next summer. Brian Grazer will be a producer on the project.

This will be James's first starring film role, although he has previously acted on Saturday Night Live and Entourage.

James is currently producing a new comedy series for Starz.

Hart has been featured in two high-profile films this year, the apocalyptic comedy This Is The End and the stand-up movie Let Me Explain. »


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