Comedy ‘Uncle Drew’ Due on Digital Sept. 11, Disc Sept. 25

The basketball comedy Uncle Drew arrives on digital Sept. 11 and on 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack (plus Blu-ray and Digital), Blu-ray Combo Pack (plus DVD and Digital), DVD and on demand Sept. 25 from Summit Entertainment, a Lionsgate company.

Based on the Pepsi web series, the film tells the tale of a young team owner and Uncle Drew rounding up Drew’s old basketball squad to prove that a group of septuagenarians can still win. The film stars NBA All-Star Kyrie Irving (“Uncle Drew” Web Series); Lil Rel Howery (Get Out, TV’s “Friends of the People” and “The Carmichael Show”); four-time NBA champion and Basketball Hall of Famer Shaquille O’Neal (The LEGO MovieScary Movie 4); five-time NBA All-Star Chris Webber (UnexpectedLike Mike); five-time NBA All-Star, Basketball Hall of Famer and Olympic Gold medalist Reggie Miller (He Got GameForget Paris); three-time NBA slam-dunk champion Nate Robinson (TV’s “Mike & Mike” and “Ridiculousness”); NAACP Award-winner Erica Ash (Scary Movie 5You Can’t Fight Christmas, TV’s “Survivor’s Remorse”); two-time WNBA champion, three-time WNBA MVP, four-time Olympic Gold Medal winner and Basketball Hall of Famer Lisa Leslie (Think Like a ManMartinInconceivable); Tiffany Haddish (Girls TripKeanu, TV’s “The Carmichael Show”); and Nick Kroll (Sausage PartySing, TV’s “The League”).

Special features on 4K, Blu-ray and digital include seven deleted scenes; three behind-the-scenes featurettes; an animated short; and an audio commentary with director Charles Stone III. Special features on the DVD include two behind-the-scenes featurettes.

Both the 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack and the standard Blu-ray disc will feature Dolby Atmos audio.

Wheaties Bowing Cereal Box for New Lionsgate Movie

Wheaties May 3 announced that NBA superstar Kyrie Irving will appear on a limited-edition cereal box, appearing both as an athlete and title character of the upcoming Lionsgate/Summit Entertainment movie Uncle Drew.

Uncle Drew, which will be released theatrically June 29, is based on the digital series, originally conceived by Pepsi, starring Irving as a 75 year-old streetball legend known for his amazing handles and ability to go to the rim.

“It’s truly incredible to have Uncle Drew featured on the legendary Wheaties Box,” Paula Kupfer, SVP of global partnerships and promotions at Lionsgate, said in a statement.

The film follows Dax (Lil Rel Howery), who, after draining his life savings to enter the Rucker Classic street ball tournament in Harlem, is dealt a series of unfortunate setbacks, including losing his team to his longtime rival (Nick Kroll).

Desperate to win the tournament and the cash prize, Dax stumbles upon Uncle Drew and convinces him to return to the court one more time. The two men embark on a road trip to round up Drew’s old basketball squad (Shaquille O’Neal, Chris Webber, Reggie Miller, Nate Robinson, and Lisa Leslie) and prove that a group of seniors can still win.

“Kyrie is a proven winner based on all of his accomplishments on and off the court, and the story of Uncle Drew reminds us that no matter your age, you can still have fun and be successful at the things you love to do,” said Kathy Dixon, marketing communications manager for Wheaties.

The cross-promotion between Hollywood and pro basketball follows in the footsteps of retired star Kobe Bryant winning an Oscar for his short film Dear Basketball, which was distributed by Verizon’s Go90 over-the-top video service.

The Irving/Uncle Drew limited-edition Wheaties box will be available nationwide later this month.