Film-Space Jam 2-Ryan Coogler

This combination photo shows Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James during an NBA basketball game against the Phoenix Suns in Phoenix on March 13, 2018, left, and filmmaker Ryan Coogler at the world premiere of "A Wrinkle in Time" in Los Angeles on Feb. 26, 2018. James’ production company SpringHill Entertainment tweeted Wednesday that Coogler will produce "Space Jam 2," the sequel to the 1996 movie that featured Michael Jordan alongside Warner Bros.’ animated characters. “Random Acts of Flyness” creator Terence Nance will direct James in the film. (AP Photo)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — "Black Panther" director Ryan Coogler is joining LeBron James and the "Space Jam 2" team.

James' production company SpringHill Entertainment tweeted Wednesday that Coogler will produce the sequel to the 1996 movie that featured Michael Jordan alongside Warner Bros.' animated characters.

"Random Acts of Flyness" creator Terence Nance will direct James, and Bugs Bunny, in the film.

According to The Hollywood Reporter which first reported the news, production is tentatively slated to being in 2019 during the NBA off season.

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This story correct spelling of Coogler's name in the second paragraph.

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