LeBron James’s basketball career has unfolded like the stuff of legend. Now, it’s getting the Hollywood treatment.
James’s high school playing days are now the subject of an upcoming feature film—titled Shooting Stars—that will stream on Peacock. A teaser trailer was released Tuesday, showing a sneak peek at the story of how James developed a strong bond with his teammates at St. Vincent-St. Mary High School in Akron while he was in the early stages of becoming a worldwide phenomenon.
In the film, James is played by current high school senior Mookie Cook, who’s signed a letter of intent with Oregon. Cook is a McDonald’s All-American selection this year along with Bronny James, and he’s publicly recruited the younger James to join him in Eugene.
Carmelo Anthony, who was in the same NBA draft class as James, will appear as a character in the movie as well. He’ll be portrayed by current Michigan guard Jett Howard.
Also starring in the film is Wood Harris of The Wire fame, Dermot Mulroney and Caleb McLaughlin from Stranger Things. Shooting Stars is directed by Chris Robinson, and will begin streaming on Peacock on June 2.