Malcolm D. Lee Boards “Space Jam 2”

LeBron James’ Space Jam sequel has replaced its director. 

Girls Trip helmer Malcolm D. Lee will take over for Terence Nance in the sequel to the 1996 hit that starred Michael Jordan. Production had already been underway when the studio announced Tuesday that Lee has boarded the film. 

According to Deadline, Nance’s exit from the project was due to the filmmaker and the studio’s different takes on the creative vision for Space Jam 2

Black Panther filmmaker Ryan Coogler is producing Space Jam 2. He also penned the latest draft of the script with Sev Ohanian.

Lee’s other credits include Night School and Barbershop: The Final Cut.