Kyrie Irving is coming to a theater nearest you! Irving, 25, will star in the hit film ‘Uncle Drew’ that will premier in theaters June 29. The Celtics point guard has the sickest handles in the NBA today and his talent will be on full display. Irving plays a fictional character in the movie. The character is an elderly man who teaches the young folk a lesson on the game of basketball.
Kyrie tweeted out the details of the movie:
The movie is directed by Charles Stone III that is more well known for his work on Drumline and Mr. 3000. The film will also feature more high profile characters that include Shaq, Chris Weber, Nate Robinson, Lisa Leslie, and Reggie Miller. You guessed it, all of which are aged in a hilarious way. Kyrie first shared his alter ego in a Pepsi commercial last year around the All-Star break. Now that character will come to life in the movie set.
“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. After a successful five years as a fan-favorite digital episodic series, originally conceived by Pepsi, UNCLE DREW, will hit theaters June 29, 2018. UNCLE DREW is a Summit Entertainment release produced by Temple Hill in association with PepsiCo’s Creators League Studios.”