Classic films such as “Animal House” and “House Party” remain cemented within cultural lore. Consequently, LeBron James and his Springhill Entertainment partner, Maverick Carter, intend to completely revamp the 1990’s cult classic, “House Party.” Currently, an interest or investment in films is becoming popular among professional athletes.
James’ investment power conquers the business world as a demonstrative force. For instance, after investing in a one million dollar Blaze Pizza venture, James’ share grew to more than 40 million. As a philanthropist, he generated the blueprint for a school that touts good nutrition and features a fully supervised building. The magnitude of LBJ’s elite business maneuvers remains unmatched by other athletes.
Widely reported greatness
Since his relatively accurate, yet bizarre, representation of himself in “Trainwreck” James has swiftly navigated his way into Hollywood circles. His star caliber emanates within every potential realm into which he may involve himself. Specifically, a James- boosted social media co-sign does wonders for any emerging musical star.
Rather than a reboot, the star athlete and his production team intend to freshly re-imagine the now-classic movie. Recently, speculation has grown around the potential casting, the crew, and the extent of James’ role.
“There’s no plan for it now, but he’s a fantastic actor, and if he wants a role, Stephen will find a great role to put him in” (THR)
At any rate, Stephen Glover and Jamal Olori handle the screenplay writing responsibilities for this rejuvenated effort. Their commendable effort for the FX series, “Atlanta” earned them awards from the Writer’s Guild of America.
The LeBron James Factor
Springhill Entertainment’s incubation of ideas grows, as a result of the effort put forth by focused individuals. Indeed, the influence of James and, Netflix collaborations with Drake and Vince Carter are just a few representations of the company’s brilliance.
Betting on a classic like “House Party” can be both a sure thing and a risk. The original was made on a budget of $2.5 million and earned $26.4 million at the box office, according to Variety.com.
It is safe to assume that this version of “House Party” will not go straight to DVD, either.