Screen Gems has set David Anspaugh (Rudy, Hoosiers) to direct the basketball drama Phenom, which will star singer-actor Chris Brown (This Christmas), according to Variety.

Brown will play a standout high school basketball player who goes pro after the media discovers he's the illegitimate son of the NBA's best player. Father and son are on a collision course as their teams meet on the road to the playoffs.

Henry Simmons and Vanessa Williams will also star. Charles Murray and Chris Parker penned the script.

Production will begin early next year, after Brown completes a tour for his fall album release, "Exclusive."