Uncle Drew is an upcoming sports comedy action packed film directed by Charles Stone III and written by Jay Longino. According to Lionsgate Pictures, the comedy is based on Kyrie Irving’s titular character in Pepsi Max’s series of advertisements that made its debut in 2012.

The inside dish is that back in February 2017, PepsiCo announced that they were developing a script for a film that will feature the Uncle Drew character and will partner with Temple Hill Entertainment for the production. On September 5, 2017 ESPN’s Sportscenter revealed the cast via their Twitter account; starring Kyrie Irving, Lil Rel Howery, Shaquille O’Neal, Reggie Miller, Nate Robinson, Chris Webber, Erica Ash, Lisa Leslie, with Tiffany Haddish and Nick Kroll.

“After draining his life savings to enter a team in the Rucker Classic street ball tournament in Harlem, Dax (Lil Rel Howery) is dealt a series of unfortunate setbacks, including losing his team to his longtime rival (Nick Kroll). Desperate to win the tournament and the cash prize, Dax stumbles upon the man, the myth, the legend “Uncle Drew” (NBA All-Star Kyrie Irving) and convinces him to return to the court one more time. The two men embark on a road trip to round up Drew’s old basketball squad (Shaquille O’Neal, Chris Webber, Reggie Miller, Nate Robinson, and Lisa Leslie) and prove that a group of septuagenarians can still win the big one.”

Lionsgate premiered the official trailer of Uncle Drew on April 26 and already it has garnered over 2,888,600 YouTube views. Lionsgate is schedule Uncle Drew to hit theaters on June 29, 2018.

Cast: Tiffany Haddish | Nick Kroll | Shaquille O’Neal

genres: Comedy

Directed by: Charles Stone III

Written by: Jay Longino

Produced by: Marty Bowen | Wyck Godfrey

Production Co.: Temple Hill | Pepsi Productions

Distributed by: Summit Entertainment | Lionsgate Pictures

Country: USA

Language: English

Release date: June 29, 2018 (USA)

Article by: Michael “The Sizzler” Jacobs, Staff Writer

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