Universal Pictures is coming very soon with a promising sports film. Shooting Stars is about the early years of the basketball phenomenon LeBron James. In high school together with his friends and teammates, he dominated everything for the first time and thus gained national fame.
LeBron James, 38, is now in his twentieth season in the NBA, the largest basketball league in the world. In the meantime, he won four titles, was named MVP four times, Finals MVP four times and selected to the All-Star Game 19 times. Recently, LeBron James even reached an unattainable milestone by becoming the all-time top scorer in the NBA.
His road to the ultimate top started at the age of 14 with the basketball team of his school St. Vincent–St. Mary. He had gone there with his three best friends. Together they would become the best high school of the United States. Due to their impressive performance, the players of St. Vincent–St. Mary quickly gained national fame and got to know LeBron James all over the world.
The story of the high schoolyears of LeBron James has now been filmed in Shooting Stars. The film is based on the book of the same name by award-winning author Buzz Bissinger and has now received a first teaser. “People think they know my story, but this is our story. This is how I met my brothers and how we became family,” we hear LeBron James say in it.
Young LeBron James becomes in Shooting Stars played by the talented basketball player Marquis ‘Mookie’ Cook, making his acting debut. Caleb McLaughlin (Stranger Things) as Lil Dru, Avery S. Wills Jr. (Swagger) as Willie McGee and Khalil Everage (Cobra Kai) as Sian Cotton play his childhood friends. Scoot Henderson, one of the greatest basketball talents in the world, plays their teammate Romeo Travis. Dermot Mulroney (Scream VI) can be seen again as the coach, Keith Dambrot. Director on duty is Chris Robinson (Blackish).
The film Shooting Stars will be released in the US on June 2 on the Peacock streaming service. It is not yet known where he will be seen with us.
Watch the trailer here Shooting Stars: