LeBron James movie Shooting Stars release date, cast, teaser, and more

Shooting Stars LeBron James movie on Peacock June 2, 2023.
Shooting Stars LeBron James movie on Peacock June 2, 2023. /

A biographical origin story, Shooting Stars, about iconic basketball player LeBron James is coming our way this summer! He’s such a talent in the sports world, it’s about time a movie about his life and rise to basketball stardom was made.

The film is directed by Chris Robinson, with Frank E. Flowers, Tony Rettenmaier, and Juel Taylor penning the script. It’s based on the book LeBron himself wrote with journalist Buzz Bissinger.

Taking on producing roles are the the Los Angeles Lakers player himself, Rachel Winter, Spencer Beighley, Maverick Carter, and Terence Winter. Jamal Henderson and Gretel Twombly serve as executive producers.

Are you excited? Here’s all we know ahead of the movie’s release!

LeBron James movie Shooting Stars release date

The “inspiring origin story” of the famous basketball player will be released Friday, June 2, 2023. And the good news is that it will be streaming right away! You can catch it on Peacock on premiere day.

What is the movie Shooting Stars about?

The production will take place during LeBron’s high school years and portray how he and his childhood friends became the No. 1 high school team in the U.S., per the synopsis. This helps to launch the basketball star’s career, leading him to becoming a four-time NBA Champion, two-time Olympic Gold Medalist, and the NBA’s all-time leading scorer.

Set in the ’90s, a young LeBron James and his three best friends, Lil Dru, Willie McGee, and Sian Cotton, dub themselves the “Fab Four” and work “under the guidance” of coach Dru Joyce. The boys make a big decision when the coach at the top basketball school in their district “threatens” to separate them by putting Lil Dru on junior varsity, per the synopsis.

And so, the four close friends switch schools so they can continue to play together, making their way to a predominately white Catholic school instead. When there, they have to work with their new coach, a “disgraced” former college coach looking for “redemption of his own,” as well as former rival and new teammate Romeo Travis. The Fab Four will have to contend with challenges on the court, as well as in real life as they’ve set a goal to become national champions. But through it all, they’ll learn what matters most is the people beside you.

Shooting Stars teaser trailer

Who are the characters in the film Shooting Stars (cast)?

Taking on the lead role, and probably the most important, is Marquis “Mookie” Cook in his feature film debut. Cook is actually a five-star high school Small Forward and this is the player’s first acting role.

Rounding out the cast are Stranger Things star Caleb McLaughlin, Willie McGee from Swagger, and Cobra Kai’s Sian Cotton as LeBron’s three best friends. Check out the full cast list below:

  • Marquis “Mookie” Cook as young LeBron James
  • Caleb McLaughlin as Lil Dru
  • Avery S. Wills as Willie McGee
  • Khalil Everage as Sian Cotton
  • Wood Harris as Coach Dru Joyce
  • Dermot Mulroney as the team’s new coach
  • Sterling “Scoot” Henderson as Romeo Travis, the boys’ new teammate

Shooting Stars images

Shooting Stars LeBron James movie on Peacock June 2, 2023.
Shooting Stars LeBron James movie on Peacock June 2, 2023. /
Shooting Stars LeBron James movie on Peacock June 2, 2023.
Shooting Stars LeBron James movie on Peacock June 2, 2023. /

The LeBron James movie Shooting Stars will be streaming Friday, June 2, 2023 on Peacock. Be sure to stay tuned to Hidden Remote as we bring you updates and news about the film!

Next. 50 best shows on streaming to watch right now. dark