NBA Player Kyrie Irving’s character Uncle Drew has taken on a life of his own. The Pepsi commercial series is moving forward as a film and is currently in talks to team up with Lil Rel (of The Carmichael Show). THR has revealed that if Rel joins the upcoming sports-comedy he will also star alongside Shaquille O’neal. This will be Rel’s follow up to his breakout in the Jordan Peele project, Get Out.
The team is coming together. Shaquille O’Neal and Get Out star Lil Rel Howery are in negotiations to join Kyrie Irving in Uncle Drew, a film inspired by Irving’s viral Pepsi commercials. The film will center on a squad of the best geriatric basketball players who ban together in order to compete at the famed Rucker’s tournament. Irving will reprise his role as the baller elderly man Uncle Drew, and sources say the star power on this project could be very high, with several other top NBA players circling roles on the team. Howery will play a young man who loves basketball and seeks out Uncle Drew’s help.