PREVIEW: Space Jam: A New Legacy (U)

WHO’S IN IT?

LeBron James (Trainwreck), Don Cheadle (Miles Ahead), Sonequa Martin-Green (Yelling to the Sky), Cedric Joe (Loving Him), Ceyair J. Wright (American Skin), Harper Leigh Alexander (film debut), Khris Davis (Judas and the Black Messiah), Jeff Bergman (Gremlins 2: The New Batch), Eric Bauza (The Book of Life), Zendaya (Smallfoot), Bob Bergen (Space Jam), Jim Cummings (Christopher Robin), Gabriel Iglesias (Magic Mike), Candi Milo (Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius), Klay Thompson (film debut), Anthony Davis (Barbershop: A Fresh Cut), Damian Lillard (film debut), Diana Taurasi (Believe in Me), Nneka Ogwumike (film debut), Ernie Johnson Jr. (film debut)

WHO’S BEHIND THE CAMERA?

Malcolm D. Lee (Girls Trip), director; Celeste Ballard (film debut), Keenan Coogler (film debut), Jesse Gordon (film debut), Terence Nance (An Oversimplification of Her Beauty), Tony Rettenmaier (Cabarete) and Juel Taylor (Creed II), writers; Maverick Carter (Student Athlete), Ryan Coogler (Judas and the Black Messiah), Duncan Henderson (Oblivion) and LeBron James (More Than a Game), producers; Kris Bowers (The United States vs. Billie Holiday), composer; Salvatore Totino (Spider-Man: Homecoming), cinematographer; Bob Ducsay (Knives Out), editor

WHAT’S IT ABOUT?

Basketball superstar LeBron James (as himself) and his youngest son Dom (Joe), who wishes to be a video game developer instead of following in his father’s footsteps, become trapped in the Serververse, a virtual world ruled by a rogue A.I. known as Al-G Rhythm (Cheadle). In order to save his son and return home safely, LeBron teams up with the Looney Tunes – including Bugs Bunny (Bergman), Daffy Duck (Bauza), Lola Bunny (Zendaya) and others – to challenge the A.I. to a high-stakes game of basketball, but when Al-G Rhythm presents his own players, made up of the powerful virtual avatars of professional basketball players, LeBron and the Looney Tunes find themselves in the game of their lives…

IN ONE SENTENCE, WHY SHOULD YOU BE EXCITED?

Leave your cynicism at the door and embrace your inner 90s child as the long-awaited sequel to the cult classic Space Jam brings the cartoon mayhem of the Looney Tunes and the awesome skills of players like LeBron James back to the basketball court, courtesy of power producer Ryan Coogler and director Malcolm D. Lee.

WHEN’S IT OUT?

FRIDAY 16TH JULY 2021

WHERE CAN I FIND IT?

IN CINEMAS NATIONWIDE

 

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