Here's why Stephen Curry will not join LeBron James for the 'Space Jam' sequel
The Warriors star reveals the reason he turned down a role in the upcoming movie
But it's not necessarily because he didn't want to be.
As the New York Times reported recently, Curry "was asked but said no, citing scheduling issues." And as Complex added, the three-time NBA champion has a particular affinity for Oakland native Ryan Coogler, who's set to produce the new "Space Jam."
"I know LeBron and Ryan Coogler are going to be doing amazing things," Curry said, per Complex. "It's going to be awesome. Part of it was in terms of things that I had going on. It was just the timing, to be honest. Not being able to commit. And I know Ryan really well. We had a lot of conversations about it."
Coogler is a "die-hard" Warriors fan, Curry added, saying it was "hard to turn down" the opportunity to work with him and LeBron.
The Hollywood Reporter James Harden and Kevin Durant, were unlikely to co-star alongside James in part because of sneaker contracts. Curry, for example, is sponsored by Under Armour, but the "Space Jam" franchise has strong ties to Nike. Concerns over the sequel's script were also cited in THR's report, with Coogler and Sev Ohanian ("Searching") reportedly heading a rewrite of the story.in April that Curry, along with other big names like
Curry, of course, is plenty busy with his own entertainment ventures. His mini-golf reality show, "Holey Moley," just hit ABC this week. Hisdrew rave reviews after a recent limited theater release. And his first feature film, 20th Century Fox's "Breakthrough," surpassed box-office expectations this spring.
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