LeBron James has sold his first scripted project to NBC through his SpringHill Entertainment banner, TheWrap has learned.
The untitled script follows a doctor who specializes in treating the world’s top athletes. But when he is plagued by a health crisis of his own, he must consult with a sports psychologist to change his approach to medicine. NBC bought the script with a penalty commitment.
James will executive produce with his partner Maverick
James has been making a strong push into entertainment recently. He appeared in the Amy Schumer comedy blockbuster “Trainwreck” and signed a deal to develop movies and TV shows with Warner Bros. He is also an executive producer on the Starz series “Survivor’s Remorse.”
In October, James signed on to executive produce a new game show called “The Wall” for NBC. Chris Hardwick will also executive produce, in addition to hosting the show.
He is also attached to the CNBC reality series “Cleveland Hustle,” in which he a