Legendary Lands ‘Hustle’ Spec From LeBron James and Roth/Kirschenbaum Films (EXCLUSIVE)

Variety | 2/14/2018 | Justin Kroll
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Following a heated bidding war, Legendary Entertainment has landed the spec “Hustle” with LeBron James’ Springhill Entertainment and Roth/Kirschenbaum Films producing.

Taylor Materne penned the script, which had bids from four studios before Legendary ultimately won out with a high six-figure sale.

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Dave Meyers will direct the film. Meyers is best known for his work with hip-hop star Kendrick Lamar and is coming off a Grammy win for his direction of Lamar’s music video “Humble.” He recently directed the music video for Lamar’s single with SZA, “All the Stars,” from the “Black Panther” soundtrack.

James and Maverick Carter will produce through their Springhill Entertainment with Joe Roth, Jeff Kirschenbaum, and Zack Roth producing through Roth/Kirschenbaum Films. Jamal Henderson and Spencer Beighley of Springhill will exec produce. The project was brought to Legendary by creative executive Jay Ashenfelter.

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The project follows a washed-up basketball scout who discovers a Chinese streetball phenom and sees him as his ticket back to the NBA, talking him into coming to Los Angeles to train for the draft. The phenom is thrown into the hype machine of pro basketball prospects and must deal with being away from his family and village for the first time while the scout tries to put back together the pieces of...
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