Kyrie Irving is just about ready to let his alter ego make his big screen debut.
Lionsgate Studio has released the first trailer for the upcoming basketball comedy Uncle Drew.
The trailer for the film (scheduled to be released shortly after the NBA Finals in June) was released on Wednesday, and it straddles the line Adam Sandler drew in the sand with the Grown Ups franchise between hilarious for kids under age 13 (it’s not yet rated) and hilariously bad for everyone else.
The film pays homage to NYC’s street ball culture by placing “Uncle Drew” in the position of bridging the gap between the old and new generations of the sport. Starring the likes of Shaquille O’Neal, Nate Robinson, Chris Webber, Reggie Miller, Lisa Leslie and more, the Uncle Drew film is slated to combine comedy and sports into an experience enjoyable for all.
— Kyrie Irving (@KyrieIrving) February 12, 2018
Uncle Drew was the focal point of a series of ad spots, featuring a sweatpants-clad, overweight 80-year-old who stuns the block with his skills on the court, played by then-Cavalier Kyrie Irving while he was in his early 20s.
Uncle Drew will hit theaters on June 29th.