Shaquille O’Neal, Lil Rel Howery in Talks for Basketball Movie ‘Uncle Drew’

Shaquille O’Neal and  Lil Rel Howery are in talks to join NBA star Kyrie Irving in basketball play “Uncle Drew.”

Variety initial reported on Feb. 9 that a plan had been set adult with Temple Hill Entertainment appropriation a underline film rights to Irving’s “Uncle Drew” Pepsi commercials. “Skiptrace” clerk Jay Longino was set to write a book and Irving was trustworthy to reprise a purpose of Drew.

Temple Hill’s Marty Bowen, Wyck Godfrey, and John Fischer will furnish a film. The strange Pepsi Max advertisements showed Irving personification 70-year-old Uncle Drew, who would uncover adult to pick-up basketball games and browbeat players half his age, while reminiscing about how a diversion used to be played.

The film will core on a patrol of a best geriatric basketball players who group adult to during a famed Rucker Court in Harlem. Howery will play a immature male who loves basketball and seeks out Uncle Drew’s help.

Charles Stone (“Drumline”) is directing. Lionsgate has acquired placement rights to “Uncle Drew.”

Howery played a TSA representative and best crony of Daniel Kaluuya’s impression in Jordan Peele’s ” 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 Los Angeles Lakers in 2001-03, and a fourth with a Miami Heat in 2006. He late in 2011.


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