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LeBron James Movie Casts Stranger Things Star, Finds Actor to Play Young NBA MVP

LeBron James Movie Casts Stranger Things Star, Finds Actor to Play Young NBA MVP

lebron james biopic shooting wires Officially found its leadership. It was announced on Friday (Via Hollywood Reporter) that Marquis “Mookie” Cooke is cast as the younger version of James in the film, which will adapt James and Buzz Bissinger’s 2009 book of the same name. Cook is a highly rated high school basketball player at Compass Prep in Chandler, Arizona, and is already recruited to play for the University of Oregon. ensemble shooting wires Including Dermot Mulroney, was also announced strange things Star Caleb McLaughlin. Algie Smith, Wood Harris, Natalie Paul, Caitlin Nicholl, Avery Wills, Scott Henderson and Khalil Average are also part of the film, which reportedly begins filming in Cleveland and Akron, Ohio this week.

shooting wires James and his best friends in Akron form a close bond that lasted them through an unsuccessful national championship tournament to win a title by the end of high school. Along the way, there were plenty of trials, like a broken home, jealousy, and even James’s own big-success. McLaughlin plays Drew Joyce III, the son of Drew Joyce II (Harris), a best friend and boys’ coach. Smith will play Illia McGee, Wills will play Willie McGee, Henderson will play Romeo Travis, Average will play Sean Cotton, and Mulroney will play coach Keith Dambrot. Paul will play James’ mother Gloria, while Nicole will play James’s wife Savannah James.

“Was it crazy to jet across the country for the high school basketball team?” writes in james shooting wires, “At the time I thought it was exciting, going to places I never thought I’d see in my life when I was a scared lonely boy. Now I believe it was excessive.”

the film is directed by black-ish And ATL With a script by alum Chris Robinson, Frank E. Flowers, Juel Taylor and Tony Rittenmeier. James is producing the project with his SpringHill teammates Maverick Carter, Jamal Henderson and Spencer Beaghley.

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