SOURCE: Cleveland.com | Joey Morona
May 4, 2022
CLEVELAND, Ohio — “Shooting Stars,” the LeBron James biopic currently in production in Cleveland and Akron, will skip theaters and premiere on the Peacock streaming service in 2023, NBCUniversal announced this week. The studio and LeBron James and Maverick Carter’s SpringHill Company signed a four-year, first-look production deal in 2020 and this film is the first product of that agreement.
The movie, based on Buzz Bissinger’s 2009 book, focuses on the NBA superstar’s childhood years, telling the story of a close-knit group of friends who overcome the challenges of growing up in the inner city and find refuge together on and off the court. Joining James and Carter on the project as producers are Academy Award nominees Rachel Winter (“Dallas Buyers Club”) and Terence Winter (“The Wolf of Wall Street”).