LeBron James cast in Judd Apatow directed comedy

PTI| Updated: May 09, 2014, 12:20 PM IST

Los Angeles: Basketball player LeBron James has been tapped to star in Judd Apatow`s `Trainwreck`. Apatow is slated to direct the comedy that will also feature Bill Hader, Brie Larson, Colin Quinn and Tilda Swinton, reportedly.

LeBron`s role in the comedy is being kept under wraps along with the movie`s plot. Rapper Cliff Smith, famously known as Method Man, has also been cast in the Universal picture, which is being scripted by `Funny As Hell` writer Amy Schumer.

LeBron James is also attached to star in `Space Jam 2`. Meanwhile, the basketball star`s comedy show was been given a series order by Starz in February.

Trainwreck` is due to open in US cinemas in July 2015.