“Space Jam: A New Legacy” is the new standalone sequel to to 1996’s “Space Jam”. LeBron James stars as a fictionalized version of himself. Let’s dive into some trivia and facts about the new film. It was one of my favorite movies growing up. If I have the opportunity, it will be great” In July 2015, James and his film studio, SpringHill Entertainment, signed a deal with Warner Bros. for television, film and digital content after receiving positive reviews for his role in Trainwreck By 2016, Justin Lin signed onto the project as director, and co-screenwriter with Andrew Dodge and Alfredo Botello Professional player Kobe Bryant also expressed an interest in directing the film, though he was uninterested in a cameo appearance By August 2018, Lin left the project, and Terence Nance was hired to direct the film In September 2018, Ryan Coogler was announced as a producer for the film.