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HBO Orders Dwayne Johnson and Rob Corddry's 'Ballers' to Series

Two days after giving the Jack Black/Tim Robbins comedy The Brink a series order, Variety reports that HBO has followed that up with another order for the football dramedy Ballers starring Dwayne Johnson and Rob Corddry and executive produced by Johnson, Mark Wahlberg, and Steve Levinson, who also penned the script. Johnson plays a former all-pro running back, while Corddry plays his former boss-turned-socially inept financial advisor. Other characters on the show include "a highly spiritual pro athlete, financial adviser, sports agent, ESPN sideline reporter, and ex-wife of a pro football player." Ballers makes Johnson's first big TV acting gig, but thankfully for Corddry the show [...]

Rob Corddry and Dwayne Johnson to Star in HBO Pilot 'Ballers'

Rob Corddry and Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson are set to star in the upcoming HBO dramedy pilot Ballers, which will be executive produced by Johnson, Mark Wahlberg, and Steve Levinson. Corddry will play "former all-pro running back Spencer's (Johnson) boss, a financial advisor who tries really hard to fit in and who is confident but clueless at interpreting social clues." Thankfully Ballers won't conflict with Corddry's work on his show Children's Hospital, but it will conflict with the upcoming Kevin Hart/LeBron James movie Ballers in Google search results everywhere. Which Ballers will win?

Kevin Hart Is Making a Basketball Comedy with LeBron James

Kevin Hart is set to write and star in Ballers, a comedy in which the diminutive standup will play LeBron James's brother – alongside LeBron. Hart will play "a man who lives in the shadow of his NBA superstar brother (James), but gets a chance to prove himself when he and some pals attend a weekend fantasy basketball camp in Miami."

At this point, LeBron's only acting experience has come in commercials and in ESPN specials, so it'll be interesting to see what he brings to a full-length movie. It's something he's wanted to do for a long time, since being the best basketball player on the planet [...]