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LeBron James 'Shooting Stars' Movie Premiere in Akron a success on the red carpet

Author: Julie Holiday

Published: 9:52 AM EDT May 21, 2023


Julie Holiday served as red carpet commentator and interviewed vital figures the movie is based on including members of the original Fab Five.

It was a big weekend in Akron, Ohio, and the I PROMISE Community.

The LeBron James Family Foundation (LJFF) has teamed up with Universal Pictures for a special premiere of the upcoming movie Shooting Stars. The red carpet event took place at the new multi-purpose facility in Akron, House Three Thirty.

Akronite Influencer Julie Holiday was invited to attend the red carpet event. See the interviews here.

About Shooting Stars

Based on the book by LeBron James and the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Friday Night Lights, Buzz Bissinger, Shooting Stars is the story of our basketball superhero.

Photo Credit: Getty Images

Photo Credit: Getty Images

In the 1990s, a young LeBron James (Marquis “Mookie” Cook, in his screen debut) and his three best friends — Lil Dru (Caleb McLaughlin, Stranger Things), Willie McGee (Avery S. Wills, Jr., Swagger), and Sian Cotton (Khalil Everage, Cobra Kai)—called themselves the “Fab Four,” after the famed Michigan Wolverines’ “Fab Five” of that era.

One of my favorite things about the film is Dermot Mulroney, who plays Coach Dru Joyce. I love Dermot from My Best Friends Wedding. Swoon! He was not there for the red carpet event, but it was cool to see him in the film.

Photo Credit: Getty Images

Shooting Stars is directed by award-winning filmmaker Chris Robinson (Beats, Grown-ish). The film’s screenplay is by Frank E. Flowers (Metro Manila) and Tony Rettenmaier (Space Jam: A New Legacy) & 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, Uninterrupted’s Top Class: The Life and Times of the Sierra Canyon Trailblazers) and 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.

More information on the film can be found HERE.

Shooting Stars debuts exclusively on Peacock on June 2nd.


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