Live reading of ‘Space Jam’ being held to mark 20th anniversary

Reps won't deny or confirm Michael Jordan's participation

A film festival in Toronto is planning to host a live reading of ‘Space Jam’ to mark the film’s 20th anniversary.

The TIFF Next Wave Film Festival in Toronto announced that they will be holding the event to coincide with the NBA All-Star Game next weekend.

The festival reps would not confirm whether Michael Jordan, who stared in the 1996 film, would be participating in the reading but promised “an exciting lineup of talent from the sports and entertainment worlds.”

Last year, rumours emerged that Warner Bros. was planning a belated sequel staring basketball star LeBron James. While James dismissed rumours, he expressed an interest in appearing in the film, saying: “I’ve always loved Space Jam. It was one of my favourite movies growing up. If I have the opportunity, it will be great.”

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