IRVING IS ABOUT TO SHAKE UP PEOPLE ON THE BIG SCREEN!!!
Cleveland Cavalier’s point guard Kyrie Irving is not just crossing people up on the courts but will be doing the same in a full length movie. People that follow Kyrie know that he had a few commercials with Pepsi and was dressed up as an old man named, Uncle Drew, and so happen to be a beast on the court.
According to Variety’s Justin Koll, the movie will focus on the origins of Uncle Drew from balling in New York’s Rucker Park to where he is now still killing the courts. Koll stated, “Kyrie and the team of people behind them — guys like Marc Gilbar and Lou Arbetter at Pepsi — did an incredible job of creating a character and a world that people responded to almost instantaneously,” Longino said. “There’s an old Nike commercial that talks about how many shots Michael Jordan missed in his career. He’s obviously remembered for all of the game-winners he made but the reality is he missed 26 of them. That commercial has always stuck with me and its theme is certainly present throughout the script.”
Just like his commercial, the movie will feature current and former NBA stars. No release date yet but pretty sure we will see a lot of broken ankles on the big screen.