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‘Shooting Stars’: Peacock Debuts Trailer For LeBron James Biopic

Scoot Henderson as Romeo Travis, Caleb McLaughlin as Lil Dru Joyce III, Mookie Cook as LeBron James, Avery S. Wills, Jr. as Willie McGee, Khalil Everage as Sian Cotton
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Mookie Cook as LeBron James - Shooting Stars
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Peacock has released the official trailer for Shooting Stars, the highly anticipated biopic about the young life of NBA star LeBron James.

About The Film: 

Shooting Stars is set in the 1990s, where a young LeBron James (Marquis Cook) and his three best friends — Lil Dru (Caleb McLaughlin), Willie McGee (Avery S. Wills, Jr.), and Sian Cotton (Khalil Everage)—declare themselves the “Fab Four,” after the famed Michigan Wolverines’ “Fab Five” of that era. 

From the moment we meet them, we realize this group of friends, under the guidance of coach Dru Joyce (Wood Harris), is connected by more than basketball.

So, when the coach at the top basketball school in their district threatens to separate them by putting Lil Dru on junior varsity, the Fab Four decide to switch schools to be able to play varsity together, joining the team at a predominantly white Catholic school instead. 

The community takes this as an insult, but the boys’ dedication to each other is more important than anything else.

With their new coach (Dermot Mulroney), a disgraced former college coach seeking redemption of his own, the boys, along with former rival and new teammate Romeo Travis (newcomer Sterling “Scoot” Henderson), will face battles not only on the court but in real life, in their quest to become national champs, and will rediscover that what matters most about the game is the people playing beside you.

The film, directed by Emmy nominee Chris Robinson, stars five-star high school small forward Marquis “Mookie” Cook, in his film debut, as a young LeBron James. 

Premiere Date:

June 2, 2023, on Peacock

Watch The Trailer: 

Do you plan to watch Shooting Stars when it premieres on Peacock in June?

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