LOOK: Retired NBA, WNBA vets confirmed as cast members for upcoming film ‘Uncle Drew’ | Inquirer Sports

LOOK: Retired NBA, WNBA vets confirmed as cast members for upcoming film ‘Uncle Drew’

/ 05:50 PM September 06, 2017

Last February, it was announced that Kyrie Irving’s popular “Uncle Drew” ads for Pepsi would transition into the big screen.

READ: Kyrie Irving’s ‘Uncle Drew’ ads to be made into a film

The newly acquired Boston Celtics guard—who was seen in full “elderly” makeup—posed for a photo along with the rest of the cast of the upcoming feature film.

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ESPN tweeted the now viral image, which featured a group of familiar faces from both the NBA and WNBA community.

Senior-citizen versions of retired NBA superstars-turned-analysts Reggie Miller, Shaquille O’Neal and Chris Webber were confirmed as Uncle Drew’s newest teammates, along with WNBA legend Lisa Leslie.

Diminutive guard Nate Robinson was in the photo as well, who will most likely reprise his role as “Lights” from the third Uncle Drew commercial in 2013.

YEESSSSSS, we are having this much fun!!! The down times of shooting this @uncledrewfilm have been the best, we just break into song n dance. #UncleDrew #LightsOutBaby #MethodThespian @shaq @theericaash @realchriswebber @lisaleslie

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Actors Lil Rel Howery (“Get Out”), Nick Kroll (“The League”) and Erica Ash (“Survivors Remorse”) will star as well, according to Deadline.

Meanwhile, “Uncle Drew” the movie will follow the adventures of the seasoned former playground legend, as he travels the country in hopes of uniting his old squad for a basketball tournament in Harlem.

The film is expected to hit cinemas on June 29, 2018. /ra

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