LeBron James and Cliff Smith, aka Method Man, have joined the cast of Judd Apatow‘s Universal comedy “Trainwreck,” which stars Amy Schumer, who also wrote the script.
Apatow is directing and producing through his Universal-based banner Apatow Productions along with Barry Mendel (“Bridesmaids”).
Bill Hader and Brie Larson co-star alongside Colin Quinn, Vanessa Bayer, Tilda Swinton, John Cena and Mike Birbiglia.
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Universal is invested in James’ movie career, as not only did the studio recently acquire rights to a featured based on the Miami Heat forward’s high school years in Ohio, but he’s also attached to star alongside Kevin Hart in the Universal comedy “Ballers.”
Smith, who starred in “How High” and appeared alongside Apatow mainstay Jonah Hill in “The Sitter,” recently wrapped Tom McCarthy’s indie drama “The Cobbler,” which stars Adam Sandler.
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Erik Baiers will oversee the project for Universal, which will release “Trainwreck” on July 24, 2015.
James is represented by WME, manager Maverick Carter and attorney Matthew Johnson of Ziffren Brittenham, while Smith is repped by UTA, manager Shauna Garr of SGP and Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz.