Shaquille O’Neal, ‘Get Out’ Star Lil Rel Howery Joining Kyrie Irving in ‘Uncle Drew’ (Exclusive)

The Lionsgate film about geriatric basketball players is formed on Kyrie Irving’s Pepsi commercials.

The group is entrance together.

Shaquille O’Neal and Get Out star Lil Rel Howery are in negotiations to join Kyrie Irving in Uncle Drew, a film desirous by Irving’s viral Pepsi commercials.

The film will core on a patrol of a best geriatric basketball players who anathema together in sequence to contest during a famed Rucker’s tournament. Irving will reprise his purpose as a baller aged male Uncle Drew, and sources contend a star energy on this plan could be really high, with several other tip NBA players encircling roles on a team. (See one of Irving’s Pepsi ads here).

Howery will play a immature male who loves basketball and seeks out Uncle Drew’s help.

Temple Hill’s Marty Bowen and Wyck Godfrey are producing a film, that has a book by Jay Longino. The film also will be constructed by PepsiCo’s Creators League Studio. Drumline helmer Charles Stone is directing. Lionsgate has acquired placement rights to a prohibited project.

Howery, who played Bobby Carmichael on a NBC series The Carmichael Show, had a noted opening as a TSA representative and best crony of Daniel Kaluuya’s impression in Jordan Peele’s dermatitis fear strike Get Out. He’s repped by UTA and 3 Arts Entertainment.

O’Neal spent 19 years in a NBA, winning 3 uninterrupted championships with a L.A. Lakers, and a fourth with a Miami Heat. He late in 2011. He’s seemed in several films via a years, including a 1996 film Kazaam and a 1997 film Steel, along with, some-more recently, Adam Sandler’s Blended and Jack and Jill.

Irving has been personification with a Cleveland Cavaliers given 2011. He won a NBA championship in 2016 with a team, and also has an Olympic Gold award from a 2016 Summer Olympics as partial of a U.S. men’s basketball team.

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