On Tuesday we got a first look at the cast of the upcoming Uncle Drew movie, which is based off the popular Pepsi commercials with Kyrie Irving. Pictured above from top left to right are Reggie Miller, Shaq, Chris Webber, Lisa Leslie, Kyrie Irving, Nate Robinson, LilRel Howery of Get Out and Erica Ash from the LeBron-produced show Survivor’s Remorse. Not pictured is comedian Nick Kroll.
Here’s the plot of the comedy, which sounds like a mixture between White Men Can’t Jump and The Blues Brothers: After draining his life savings to enter a team in the Rucker Classic street ball 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.
And here’s some behind the scenes footage of Webber, Shaq, Miller and Leslie showing off their old-timer dance moves while listening to New Editions’ “If It Isn’t Love” and a video of Webber going through a make-up session.