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Cast for ‘Space Jam 2’ revealed, including new Laker Anthony Davis

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Anthony Davis talking on a cell phone © Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

Details regarding the anticipated cast for “Space Jam 2” have been revealed, and one of LeBron James’ new teammates is expected to join him in the film.

The Athletic’s Shams Charania reported on Wednesday that Damian Lillard, Anthony Davis and Klay Thompson are among the NBA players expected to have key roles in the movie, alongside LeBron, who will star in the film. Charania further says WNBA stars Diana Taurasi and Nneka Ogwumike will have key roles, with several other NBA and WNBA players appearing.

“Space Jam 2” has been discussed for several years, with LeBron’s film company working to put together a sequel despite warnings against it. A previous report said James was having a hard time securing stars for the film, with one MVP candidate saying he preferred to practice instead. Getting Lillard, Thompson and Davis on board shows there were still plenty of other players interested.

The movie was set to film this summer and has a July 2021 release date.

Beyond trying to prepare for their upcoming season together on the Lakers, Davis and James will first attempt to develop chemistry on the screen.

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