Peacock has announced that LeBron James‘ new biopic Shooting Stars will debut as part of its 2023 releases alongside Will Packer‘s Praise This, and a modern reimagination of John Woo‘s The Killer. Originally announced in 2018, the film is based on the 2009 Shooting Stars book that James co-wrote with Buzz Bissinger, which follows Lebron James’ thrilling high school days with the Fab 5 as they overcome personal challenges on the road to a national championship title.
The film is co-produced by a host of Acadamy Award nominees including Rachel Winter (Dallas Buyers Club) and Terence Winter (The Wolf of Wall Street) as well as SpringHill Company (Space Jam 2). Chris Robinson, the director for the Netflix original, Beats, will direct the film with guidance from James.
Differentiating itself from the infamous More than a Game documentary, the Shooting Stars biopic will be shot in Akron, Ohio, and played out by actors. An ongoing casting call is currently taking place, and it’s still yet to be determined who will be playing the role of James in the upcoming film.
While an exact release date has yet to be revealed, Shooting Stars is expected to premiere sometime in 2023. Stay tuned for updates.