This year’s NBA All-Star weekend in Toronto is going to be awesome. Along with the usual festivities that occur – things like the Celebrity All-Star Game to the dunk contest to the main All-Star Game itself – this year’s event is going to feature something unique: a live reading of the greatest basketball/Looney Tunes/Bill Murray movie of all-time, Space Jam.
The event is being put on by the Toronto International Film Festival. Very little is known about the live reading right now, as this is all that the TIFF had to say:
In celebration of Space Jam’s 20th anniversary and the NBA All-Star Game in Toronto on February 14, TIFF Next Wave presents a live read of this Looney Tunes/live-action mashup with an exciting lineup of talent from the sports and entertainment worlds. Stay “tooned” via social media for cast announcements!
This isn’t the first time that a Space Jam live reading has gone down: back in March of 2014, a group of actors and actresses – including Nick Kroll, Ben Schwartz, Danielle Fishel, and Paul Scheer – teamed up with Los Angeles Clippers stars Blake Griffin and DeAndre Jordan at the UCB Theater in Los Angeles to read through the film.
Of course, this live reading has the possibility to have some of the biggest names in basketball and entertainment since All-Star Weekend is such a huge event. Maybe we’ll see LeBron James get ready for the rumored sequel by playing Michael Jordan. Maybe Kevin Hart will do his best Wayne Knight impression and play Stan Podolak. Maybe Kobe Bryant can be one of the Looney Tunes. Please, God, let Kobe play one of the Looney Tunes.
No matter what, we just hope that there’s a live stream where we can watch as this all goes down.