Uncle Drew teaser trailer released
Lionsgate has just released the new teaser trailer for their upcoming comedy sports movie, Uncle Drew. The project was originally a successful five-year fan-favorite digital episodic series that was initially conceived by Pepsi and has now been turned into a feature-length film.
The film stars Kyrie Irving, Lil Rel Howery, Shaquille O’Neal, Reggie Miller, Nate Robinson, Chris Webber, Erica Ash, Lisa Leslie, and Nick Kroll. Uncle Drew is a Summit Entertainment release produced by Temple Hill in association with PepsiCo’s Creators League Studios.
After draining his life savings to enter a team in the Rucker Classic streetball 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 (NBC 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 (O’Neal, Webber, Miller, Robinson, and 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.
Uncle Drew will hit theaters on June 29, 2018. Check out the teaser trailer below!