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.