Lionsgate has released the character poster for Uncle Drew starring Kyrie Irving.
After draining his life savings to enter a team in the Rucker Classic streetball 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.
After a successful five years as a fan-favorite digital episodic series, originally conceived by Pepsi, UNCLE DREW, will hit theaters June 29, 2018.
ABOUT UNCLE DREW:
- In May 2012, Pepsi released the 1st chapter of what would become 5 installments of the fan-favorite viral episodic series, Uncle Drew.
- The episodic franchise has amassed over 95 million views since inception and stars guard Kyrie Irving as his beloved alter ego, Uncle Drew.
- Off the court, Pepsi keeps the Uncle Drew storyline alive with pop-up consumer events and the launch of the UncleDrew.com launched in February 2017 which is the hub for behind-the-scenes content and the entire episode catalog for fans to enjoy.