Last evening at the Regal LA Live theatre, Peacock celebrated the world premiere of its new biopic, “Shooting Stars.” Attendees at the red carpet event included stars LeBron James, with his high school basketball teammates, Lil’ Dru Joyce III, Sian Cotton, Willie McGee, Romeo Travis, and the Shooting Stars cast.
LeBron James has been a dominant force in the NBA for two decades, and his immense talent on the court, charisma, and off-court activism has earned him a dedicated fanbase and made him a beloved figure in the sports world. James’ story and legacy are the subjects of the biopic, Shooting Stars, based on the book of the same name written by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Buzz Bissinger and James himself. The film will explore James’ life, from his humble beginnings in Akron, Ohio, to his rise to NBA stardom, along with his four childhood best friends, offering fans a deeper look into the life of one of the most beloved and influential athletes of our time.
Shooting Stars marks the acting debut of Marquis “Mookie” Cook in the role of young LeBron James. Although he is a rookie in the acting world, Cook has a good deal of expertise playing basketball. He is not only a top-ranked high school athlete but has also participated in the 2023 All-American game. Stranger Things’ star, Caleb McLaughlin, joins him as the outspoken Lil Dru, the son of Coach Dru Joyce (Wood Harris), who mentored the best friends in high school and served as LeBron’s team’s assistant coach.
Shooting Stars is streaming June 2nd on Peacock
Marquis “Mookie” Cook and NBA basketball great LeBron James
Avery S. Wills Jr. and Willie McGee
Marquis ‘Mookie’ Cook
Director Chris Robinson
Dru Joyce II
LeBron James and his wife Savannah