LeBron James hosting movie screening in Ohio hometown

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CLEVELAND | 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.

FILE - In this June 10, 2015, file photo, Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James (23) answers a question during a press conference following Game 3 of basketball's NBA Finals in Cleveland. 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 film to family and friends in Akron on Friday, July 10, 2015, a few days before the movie's premiere in New York.  (AP Photo/Tony Dejak, File)
FILE – In this June 10, 2015, file photo, Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James (23) answers a question during a press conference following Game 3 of basketball’s NBA Finals in Cleveland. 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 film to family and friends in Akron on Friday, July 10, 2015, a few days before the movie’s premiere in New York. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak, File)

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.”