Apparently, Lebron James’ performance in the 2015 film, Trainwreck caught Mark Wahlberg’s attention. So much so, the actor says he’s been talking to the NBA champion about doing a movie together.
Wahlberg joined The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon Tuesday night (Sept. 20) to discuss his tentative movie deal with James.
“He and I are talking about doing a movie together,” Wahlberg confirmed. Questions of what the duo had in the works first arose when the two shared pics of them working out together on Instagram. Although the Transformers star wasn’t willing to get into too much detail concerning the potential blockbuster, he did spill that the film would surround himself and the Cavaliers All-Star as they enter a fantasy league camp.
“It’s actually a great idea. it’s kind of based in and around the fantasy league,” the actor said. “So these guys get to go to one of these fantasy camps, and me and Lebron have a situation.” So the new film is sounding a lot like an action comedy, which is right up their alley considering both Wahlberg and James’ past work in movies like Trainwreck, Ted, and The Other Guys respectively.
Additionally, now that Lebron has fully established his dominance in the sports world, it seems he’s really interested in taking over Hollywood. It was recently confirmed that James would be signing on as the lead in the Space Jam 2 film.
As for his potential movie with Wahlberg, an official title and release date has not been made available, so for now, check out Mark Wahlberg on The Tonight Show below.