July 07, 2015

CLEVELAND (AP) LeBron James is bringing a little Hollywood to his Ohio hometown.

The NBA superstar is hosting a private screening of ''Trainwreck,'' a new comedy in which he plays himself in a supporting role as the best friend of star Bill Hader.

James is showing the movie to family and friends in Akron on Friday, a few days before its premiere in New York. The R-rated film will be released nationally on July 17.

This is the first major acting role for James, who guided the Cavaliers to the NBA Finals this season. The four-time league MVP is currently a free agent but is expected to re-sign with the Cavs this month.

Hader, actress Amy Schumer and director Judd Apatow are expected to attend the invitation-only screening. James previously worked with Hader when he hosted ''Saturday Night Live.''

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