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A New Legacy ‘- Deadline

Emmy winner Zendaya has joined the cast of Space Jam: a new legacy, in the role of Lola Bunny.

First reported by Entertainment Weekly, the news follows the unveiling this morning of the first official trailer for the film.

“@Zendaya joins @kingjames and the #TuneSquad as the voice of #LolaBunny in @SpaceJamMovie!” the post tweeted, with the film’s official Twitter page tweeting welcoming Zendaya to “the Jam.”

Directed by Malcolm D. Lee (Girls trip, Evening school), the long-awaited sequel to the 1996 cult classic Space jam follows NBA superstar LeBron James as he is immersed in a digital space known as “The Serververse,” where he has his son taken by an evil algorithm known as Al-G Rhythm (Don Cheadle). Here he teams up with the Looney Tunes, competing in basketball against the Goon Squad Algorithm, with the safe return of his son on the line.

In A new legacy, Zendaya stars opposite James, Khris Davis (Judas and the Black Messiah, Atlanta), Sonequa Martin-Green (The walking dead, Star Trek: Discovery), Jeff Bergman (Looney Tunes Cartoons) and Eric Bauza (Looney Tunes Cartoons). In the original version Space jam, along with Michael Jordan, Lola Bunny was voiced by Kath Soucie.

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Written by Juel Taylor & Tony Rettenmaier & Keenan Coogler & Terence Nance, the film’s producers include James, Ryan Coogler, Maverick Carter and Duncan Henderson. Executive producers are Nance, Sev Ohanian, Zinzi Coogler, Allison Abbate, Jesse Ehrman, Jamal Henderson, Spencer Beighley, Justin Lin and Ivan Reitman.

Distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures, the Proximity / The SpringHill Company production will be released in theaters nationwide on July 16, 2021. A new legacy will also be available in the US on HBO Max for 31 days, starting on the 16th.

Recently appearing in Sam Levinson’s acclaimed black-and-white Netflix drama, Malcolm and Marie, Zendaya is currently in production on HBO Season 2 Euphoria. She will then reprise her role as MJ in Spider-Man: No Coming Home, also playing the role of Chani in Denis Villeneuve’s highly anticipated adaptation of Dune.

The actress is represented by CAA, Monster Talent Management, Slate PR and Skrzyniarz & Mallean.

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