LeBron James announced today on twitter that he will star in the animated movie ‘Smallfoot’ and will voice the character Gwangi. The film is set to release in September 2018.
— LeBron James (@KingJames) November 21, 2017
The movie’s IMDB page features a plethora of big names as his co-stars. These actors include Zendaya, Channing Tatum, Danny DeVito, Gina Rodriguez, James Corden, Jimmy Tatro and Common. It will be directed by Karey Kirkpatrick and Jason Reisig. Both have previous history in large animated films, such as Chicken Run, Shrek, and Kung Fu Panda.
Obviously, I’m super excited for this movie. Not as excited as I am for LeBron in Space Jam 2, but still pretty pumped. LeBron was stellar in the movie Trainwreck. Besides he and John Cena, that movie completely stunk. I couldn’t even finish it.
I will say the cast for this is 100 times better than a movie where Amy Shumer is in a lead role though. So, I’m expecting a much better product. There is an extremely wide range of voices for this. It’s going to be interesting. Plus, I’m a huge Danny DeVito fan because of the show It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia. It’ll be hilarious to see the behind the scenes of LeBron and Danny DeVito.
Hopefully, this movie is decent, so I don’t feel weird about going to see an animated movie just because my favorite basketball player is in it.