Nearly a decade ago, LeBron James and Juwan Howard shared the locker room in Miami, Florida. Now, it appears that Howard’s son, Jett, will star in a film about James’ life. M Live has reported that Jett Howard will play the role of Carmelo Anthony in the upcoming film from Peacock, Shooting Stars. Inspired by Buzz Bissinger’s 2009 book of the same name, the film will follow the story of James and his childhood friends as they chase a national title during their senior year of high school.
“The Shooting Stars were a bunch of kids—LeBron James and his best friends—from Akron, Ohio, who first met on a youth basketball team of the same name when they were ten and eleven years old. United by their love of the game and their yearning for companionship, they quickly forged a bond that would carry them through thick and thin (a lot of thin) and, at last, to a national championship in their senior year of high school,” the book’s description reads, according to Amazon.
Howard will be joined by top-rated high school recruit Marquis Cook, who will play the role of James. Meanwhile, Stranger Things star Caleb McLaughlin will play the role of one of James’ teammates and Wood Harris will play the role of one of the coaches. Peacock has not set a specific release date, but the film is expected to debut in 2023.