About Uncle Drew
Uncle Drew is an upcoming American sports comedy film directed by Charles Stone III and written by Jay Longino. It stars Kyrie Irving as the titular character from his Pepsi Max advertisements that started in 2012, as well as several former NBA players including Shaquille O’Neal, Chris Webber, Reggie Miller and Nate Robinson; Lil Rel Howery, Lisa Leslie, Erica Ash, J. B. Smoove, Mike Epps, Tiffany Haddish, and Nick Kroll also star.The film is scheduled to be released in the United States on June 29, 2018.
Dax (Lil Rel Howery) convinces former basketball playground legend Uncle Drew (Kyrie Irving) to join a street ball tournament at the Rucker Park in Harlem after losing his basketball team to his rival Mookie (Nick Kroll). Uncle Drew agreed but as one of the conditions, he will have to form his own team. The two set out on a road trip to pick up Drew’s old basketball squad.
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.
Initial release: June 29, 2018 (USA)
Director: Charles Stone III
Production company: Temple Hill Productions
Screenplay: Jay Longino
Music composed by: Christopher Lennertz
Producers: Wyck Godfrey, Marty Bowen