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LeBron James basketball comedy hooks director

LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - LeBron James is one step closer to a Hollywood career.

“Fantasy Basketball Camp,” the sports comedy to which the superstar athlete is attached as an actor, has gained a director in Malcolm D. Lee. Also, Peter Steinfeld has come aboard to pen a new draft.

Both moves give the Brian Grazer-produced Universal project drive to the hoop.

Originally written by veteran comedy scribes Babaloo Mandel and Lowell Ganz, the story centers on five men who come to Las Vegas to live out their fantasy by attending the LeBron James Adult Basketball Camp only to end up dragging James into their various life issues.

Lee directed “Undercover Brother” and “Soul Men.” Steinfeld’s credits include “21,” “Be Cool” and “Analyze That.”