Published On: Wed, Oct 18th, 2017

LeBron James And Octavia Spencer To Create Series About Madam C.J. Walker

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NBA star LeBron James and actress Octavia Spencer are joining forces to create a series about the first black woman to become a self-made millionaire, Madam C.J. Walker.

Through his SpringHill Entertainment, James is executive producing his company’s first scripted drama based on Walker’s life as an entrepreneur and activist, Variety reports. Spencer, who “aggressively pursued,” as noted by the news outlet, the part after hearing about the project, will star as Walker. The Oscar winner posted about the news on her Instagram.

The company’s co-founder Maverick Carter, will co-produce the series. Nicole Asher is set to write and executive produce and Kasi Lemmons will direct the pilot.

The limited series is likely to premiere on Netflix, per Variety. It’s based on the book On Her Own Ground by A’Lelia Bundles, the great-great-granddaughter of Walker. Bundles will be a consultant for the project.

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