MIAMI — Miami Heat superstar LeBron James is set to produce a docu-drama about his life as a high school basketball player in Ohio, according to several movie-trade news outfits in Los Angeles.
James, 29, who’s expected to star in tonight’s second round playoff game against the Brooklyn Nets, Maverick Carter, James’ manager, and two big deal Hollywood producers are set to pick one of four scripts under consideration.
The other two producers are the husband-and-wife team of Terence and Rachel Winter. Terence created the HBO hit series Boardwalk Empire and wrote the Oscar-nominated The Wolf of Wall Street.
The script is supposed to be loosely based on the documentary More Than a Game, which follows James and his teammates through their high school years at St. Mary-St. Vincent High in Akron.
With James, the school went from obscure to powerhouse in basketball before James was directly drafted into the NBA without a stopover in college.
The script is said to center partly on the struggles of Lebron’s teammates with his fame and the attention lavished on him.