Kevin Hart joins LeBron James in <strong><em>Ballers</em></strong>
Kevin Hart has signed on to star alongside NBA superstar LeBron James in Ballers.

The actor is also re-writing the script with Joey Wells, Chris Spencer and Harry Ratchford. The story follows a man (Kevin Hart) who has spent his life living in the shadow of his NBA superstar brother (LeBron James). He gets a chance to shine during a weekend fantasy basketball camp in Miami.

The script was originally written by Lowell Ganz, Babaloo Mandel and Peter Steinfeld, which had Malcolm D. Lee once attached to direct back in 2010.

Brian Grazer is producing for Imagine Entertainment, alongside Michael Rosenberg. The producers will search for a director once the new screenplay has been completed, with production tentatively scheduled to begin next summer after LeBron James finishes the current NBA season.