The new Peacock Original Film, Shoot Stars is based on the book by NBA Legend LeBron James, and Pulitzer Prize Winning author of Friday Night Lights, Buzz Bissinger. The film tells the origin story of how LeBron James, as well as his childhood friends, became the #1 high school team in the country.
So, in the 1990s, LeBron James (Marquis “Mookie” Cook), and his three best friends, Lil Dru (Caleb McLaughlin), Willie McGee (Avery S. Wills Jr.), as well as Sian Cotton (Khalil Everage) called themselves the “Fav Five”. However, when a coach threatens to separate them, the group switches schools in order to play varsity basketball together. The twist…they join a predominantly white Catholic School. The community is not happy about this, but the boys stick together with the support of their new coach. As their story unfolds, they face battles off and on the course while on their quest to become national champions.
“It’s not how you start the game. It’s how you finish.“
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MORE ABOUT THE FILM
Based on the book by LeBron James and the Pulitzer Prize winning author of Friday Night Lights, Buzz Bissinger, Shooting Stars is the inspiring origin story of a basketball superhero, revealing how LeBron James and his childhood friends become the #1 high school team in the country, launching James’s breathtaking career as a four-time NBA Champion, two-time Olympic Gold Medalist and the NBA’s all-time leading scorer.
Shooting Stars is directed by Emmy nominee Chris Robinson (Beats, Grown-ish). The film’s screenplay is by Frank E. Flowers (Metro Manila) and Tony Rettenmaier (Space Jam: A New Legacy), as well as Juel Taylor (Creed II), based on the book by James and Bissinger.
The film is produced by Academy Award® nominee Rachel Winter p.g.a. (Dallas Buyers Club), Spencer Beighley p.g.a. (executive producer Hustle), LeBron James, Maverick Carter (Space Jam: A New Legacy), Jamal Henderson (Executive Producer, The Shop), as well as Academy Award® nominee and Emmy winner Terence Winter (Boardwalk Empire). The film is executive produced by Gretel Twombly. Universal Pictures presents a Springhill Company/Tangerine Pictures/Cold Front Productions production.
#ShootingStars arrives June 2, streaming only on Peacock.