Lionsgate has debuted the first trailer and poster for the upcoming comedy Uncle Drew. The character, played by basketball player Kyrie Irving, originally appeared in a Pepsi Max advertisement which saw Irving, disguised an old man, showing up on random basketball courts, shocking the players with his skills. The film is directed Charles Stone III, and sees Irving reprising his role as Uncle Drew alongside Lil Rel Howery, Shaquille O’Neal, Reggie Miller, Nate Robinson, Chris Webber, Erica Ash, Lisa Leslie, Tiffany Haddish and Nick Kroll.; check out them out here…
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.
Uncle Drew is set for release on June 29th.