Check out the first pic from the upcoming comedy Uncle Drew starring LiL Rel Howrey and Kyrie Irving
Lionsgate has released a first-look photo for the upcoming comedy Uncle Drew. The film stars Kyrie Irving, Lil Rel Howery, Shaquille O’Neal, Reggie Miller, Nate Robinson, Chris Webber, Erica Ash, Lisa Leslie and Nick Kroll and will be released on June 29, 2018. Uncle Drew is based on the digital series conceived by Pepsi which has been running for five years. Uncle Drew is a Summit Entertainment release produced by Temple Hill in association with pepsiCo’s Creators League Studios. You can check it out in the gallery below.
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.
The episodic digital series Uncle Drew was first released in May of 2012 and had five installments. It got over 95 million views since its release and stars guard Kyrie Irving as his beloved alter ego, Uncle Drew. There have been a number of pop-up consumer events to keep the story going and the website UncleDrew.com was launched in February 2017.
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