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, 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, Lisa Leslie) and prove that a group of septuagenarians can still win the big one.
This also follows on from – we’re told – a successful five years as a fan-favourite digital episodic series from Pepsi. Obviouly doing for comedy what Pepsi did for Michael Jackson’s hair, since it feels like it goes for every obvious trick in the book.
Uncle Drew is released in the UK on July 6th, just one week after the US release on June 29th.
Check out the trailer below and click on the poster for the full-size version:
Uncle Drew is released in the US on June 29th, but as of yet, there’s no UK release date. I expect it’ll go straight to DVD as basketball isn’t huge over here.
Check out the teaser below and click on the poster for the full-size version:
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