LeBron James is producing a feature film based on his book. “Shooting Stars” is seeking at least 5 roles. One of the roles is based on the NBA megastar himself. Here are the roles and what the production company, Springhill Company is seeking.
LeBron James, a male aged 13 to 22.
He is tall, physically imposing and already a formidable basketball player who is quickly establishing himself as a force to be reckoned with in the sport; LeBron has been raised in modest circumstances by a single mom whose belief in him never wavers for an instant; he and his best friends, Lil Dru, Sian and Willie, have been known as the Fab 4 ever since middle school, and they are inseparable both on and off the court; at St. Vincent’s Catholic School in Akron, they rack up amazing victories beginning in their freshman year; but LeBron’s meteoric rise to stardom puts a strain, not only on him, but on his teammates, who feel eclipsed by all the hoopla surrounding him; when he is suspended in his senior year for the paltry “offense” of accepting a jersey from a fan, LeBron realizes just how much the loss of his team — and his friends — has meant to him; he petitions to be reinstated for the final game of the season, going out on a high note — and reconnecting with his “brotherhood” at the same time — friendships that will last a lifetime…lead; please submit talent with basketball playing skills.
“Lil Dru” Joyce, a male aged 13 to 19.
LeBron’s fellow teammate and one of his best friends, a strong-willed force of nature who, despite his small stature, is a force to be reckoned with on the basketball court; he’s known by the Fab 4 as “The General”; he’s the son of their long-time basketball coach, and hails from a stable, churchgoing family; when Lil Dru realizes that he will be relegated to junior varsity at their new high school, he engineers their move to St. Vincent’s, a Catholic School in Akron; their team soon passes into legend, as LeBron gains national headlines for his almost supernatural skills; however, as Lil Dru’s dad pours all his energies into LeBron’s career, neglecting the other boys on the team — even his own son — the resentment between LeBron and his teammates festers; but when the “Brotherhood” comes together again for a triumphant championship match — the final game of their senior year — they come back together again, not only as a team, but as lifelong friends; lead; please submit talent with basketball playing skills.
They also seek roles for “Willie”, “Romeo Travis”, and “Sian Cotton”. Shooting is expected to begin October 25, 2021 in Ohio.