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LeBron James is set to star in a "Space Jam" reboot filming later this year.

SALT LAKE CITY — We’ve got hoops, we’ve got weights and now we’ve got dates for the much-anticipated "Space Jam" reboot announced last fall.

What’s happening: In September, Deseret News reported the announcement of a new "Space Jam" film.

Friday morning,, Discussing Film tweeted that filming will begin on June 17 in California.

  • Although thought to be a sequel to the 1996 film starring Michael Jordan and a cast of Looney Tunes characters, it has since been confirmed that the film is a reboot starring LeBron James and will be produced by “Black Panther’s” Ryan Coogler, according to Screen Rant.

Terence Nance, director of the "Space Jam" reboot, has promised the film will “disrupt everything,” according to Vice.

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  • Nance is an indie director known for mixed-medium animation who often tackles issues such as white supremacy or masculinity, according to Vice.
  • “Space Jam is a very unique opportunity because LeBron James is the best basketball player on Earth and a once in a generation performer,” Nance said.

Of the film, James said, “The ‘Space Jam’ collaboration is so much more than just me and the Looney Tunes getting together and doing this movie. It’s so much bigger. I’d just love for kids to understand how empowered they can feel and how empowered they can be if they don’t just give up on their dreams."