Peacock’s highly anticipated sports drama film, Shooting Starsis set to premiere on the streaming platform on Friday, June 2, 2023. It tells the story of NBA legend LeBron James, focusing on his rise to fame and popularity off the court.
It will also delve into his personal life, as he attempts to provide a clear, multi-dimensional portrait of one of the greatest athletes of his generation. Here’s the official synopsis for the film, according to Peacock’s YouTube channel:
“Based on the book by LeBron James and Buzz Bissinger, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Friday Night Lights, Shooting Stars is the inspiring origin story of a basketball superhero, revealing how LeBron James and his childhood friends became 1 high school team in the country, launching James’ impressive career as a four-time NBA champion, two-time Olympic gold medalist, and the NBA’s all-time leading scorer.”
The film stars Marquis “Mookie” Cook in the lead role of LeBron James, along with many others attempting key supporting roles. The movie is directed by Chris Robinson.
peacock Shooting Stars cast list: Who stars in the new LeBron James movie?
1) Marquis “Mookie” Cook as LeBron James
Popular Oregon basketball star Marquis ”Mookie” Cook plays the lead role of LeBron James in Peacock’s Shooting Stars. Cook looks brilliant in the film’s trailer, perfectly capturing her character’s charisma, raw passion and determination with astonishing ease. He hasn’t had any major movie roles before this one, but based on his basketball skills, viewers can expect him to do justice to his character.
2) Caleb McLaughlin as Lil Dru
Caleb McLaughlin plays the role of Lil Dru in the new sports movie. Dru is a close friend of James, the son of coach Dru Joyce. McLaughlin looks stunning in the trailer for the film, and it will be interesting to see how his character will be explored in the film.
Apart from Shooting StarsCaleb McLaughlin is widely known for his performance in Strange things. Her other acting credits include concrete cowboy and high flying birdbetween many more.
3) Wood Harris as Coach Dru Joyce
Actor Wood Harris plays Coach Dru Joyce in Shooting Stars. He is the assistant coach on LeBron’s team and has been a mentor to his son, Lil Dru, and James. Harris appears briefly in the trailer, and it will be fascinating to see how his performance would pan out.
Wood Harris is best known for his portrayal of Avon Barksdale on HBO’s iconic crime drama series, The wire. She has also starred creed III, Always and Forever, Blade Runner 2049and many more.
In addition to Marquis ”Mookie” Cook, Caleb McLaughlin, and Wood Harris, the upcoming sports drama also stars many others in crucial supporting/supporting roles such as:
- Khalil Everage as Sian Cotton
- Thomas W Wolf as Steve
- Bryant Carroll O’Brien
- Diane Howard as Carolyn Joyce
The official trailer for the film, which Peacock released on May 19, 2023, maintains an inspiring tone that fans of sports dramas and biopics will no doubt enjoy. The trailer is spoiler-free and promises to deliver plenty of drama and entertainment.
don’t forget to look Shooting Stars at Peacock on Friday, June 2, 2023.