Lil Baby, Kirk Franklin topline ‘Space Jam 2’ soundtrack

“We Win (Space Jam: A New Legacy)” is available now

Gearing up for the slam dunk movie event of the summer, Space Jam: A New Legacy, Republic Records and Warner Bros. Pictures proudly present the Space Jam: A New Legacy Official Soundtrack, arriving in stores and at all digital retailers on July 9th. The mega-anticipated animated/live-action film opens in theaters across the US and on HBO Max on Friday July 16th. The film will be available on HBO Max for 31 days from theatrical release.

To herald the arrival of the soundtrack, the first single, “We Win (Space Jam: A New Legacy)” by Lil Baby and Kirk Franklin is now available. The track unites red-hot multi-platinum GRAMMY Award-nominated Atlanta rapper Lil Baby with 16x GRAMMY Award-winning multi-platinum gospel icon Kirk Franklin over a beat from Just Blaze [Eminem, JAY-Z].

Earlier this week, LeBron James shared the track on game day to his over 85 million Instagram followers and had fans buzzing over the arrival of the song.

More details surrounding the soundtrack’s lineup will be announced soon.

In the film, global icon LeBron James goes on an epic adventure alongside timeless Tune Bugs Bunny with the animated/live-action event, from director Malcolm D. Lee and an innovative filmmaking team including Ryan Coogler and Maverick Carter. This transformational journey is a manic mashup of two worlds that reveals just how far some parents will go to connect with their kids. When James and his young son Dom are trapped in a digital space by a rogue A.I., James must get them home safe by leading Bugs, Lola Bunny and the whole gang of notoriously undisciplined Looney Tunes to victory over the A.I.’s digitized champions on the court: a powered-up roster of professional basketball stars as you’ve never seen them before. It’s Tunes versus Goons in the highest-stakes challenge of his life, that will redefine LeBron’s bond with his son and shine a light on the power of being yourself. The ready-for-action Tunes destroy convention, supercharge their unique talents and surprise even “King” James by playing the game their own way.

James stars alongside Oscar nominee Don Cheadle (the Avengers films, Hotel Rwanda), Khris Davis (Judas and the Black Messiah, TV’s Atlanta), Sonequa Martin-Green (TV’s The Walking Dead, Star Trek: Discovery), newcomer Cedric Joe, Jeff Bergman (Looney Tunes Cartoons), Eric Bauza (Looney Tunes Cartoons), and Zendaya (upcoming Dune, Malcolm & Marie).

Lee (Girls Trip, Night School) directs from a screenplay by Juel Taylor & Tony Rettenmaier & Keenan Coogler & Terence Nance and Jesse Gordon and Celeste Ballard, story by Juel Taylor & Tony Rettenmaier & Keenan Coogler & Terence Nance and Terence Nance. Based on “Space Jam,” written by Leo Benvenuti & Steve Rudnick and Timothy Harris & Herschel Weingrod. The film’s producers are Ryan Coogler, LeBron James, Maverick Carter and Duncan Henderson, and the executive producers are Sev Ohanian, Zinzi Coogler, Allison Abbate, Jesse Ehrman, Jamal Henderson, Spencer Beighley, Justin Lin, Terence Nance and Ivan Reitman.

The director’s behind-the-scenes creative team includes director of photography Salvatore Totino (Spider-Man: Homecoming), animation producer Troy Nethercott (Wonder Park), production designers Kevin Ishioka (The Mule), Akin McKenzie (Netflix’s When They See Us) and Clint Wallace (upcoming Eternals), editor Bob Ducsay (Godzilla: King of the Monsters, Star Wars Episode VIII – The Last Jedi) and costume designer Melissa Bruning (Rampage, War for the Planet of the Apes). The music is by Kris Bowers (Greenbook, Netflix’s Bridgerton).

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