LeBron, Drake producing film about history of Black hockey players
LeBron James and Drake are teaming up on a new documentary that will shed light on the experiences of Black hockey players.
"Black Ice" will chronicle the journey of Black hockey players beginning with the creation of the Maritimes' Colored Hockey League in 1895 to today's NHL, "highlighting their often overlooked and marginalized contributions to the game," according to a press release.
Hubert Davis, whose film credits include the 2005 Academy Award-nominated documentary short "Hardwood" and 2016's "Giants of Africa," will direct the project. James and Drake will serve as executive producers through their respective companies, the SpringHill Company and DreamCrew Entertainment.
"I was not only surprised but inspired to learn about the stories of the often overlooked and unheralded black pioneers of hockey," Davis said in a statement.
"I think it is more important than ever before for all generations, particularly young people of color, to understand and see the diverse faces who have contributed and shaped one the essential fabrics of our country."
James and Maverick Carter are the SpringHill Company's founders. Their credits include 2017's "The Carter Effect" and 2021's "Space Jam: A New Legacy."
DreamCrew Entertainment, a subsidiary of DreamCrew, is a co-venture between Drake and Adele "Future" Nur, whose credits include HBO's "Euphoria" and Netflix's "Top Boy."
The film's release date has yet to be announced.