The LeBron James biopic has begun filming and residents of Cleveland Heights, Ohio have commented on James’ impact on their community.
“Shooting Stars” is based on James’s 2009 autobiography of the same name. It tells the story of the four-time champion’s childhood and time spent playing high school basketball at St. Vincent-St. Mary in Akron.
Muffy Kaesberg told Fox 8 News that filming the LeBron James biopic is a lot of fun to watch. Meanwhile, Mikki McCubbin has revealed that her house will be used as the home of former basketball coach LeBron James.
“This house is going to be the coach’s house since he was little. This house is taken from some scenes from when he was young, and they were having parties here and drinking and stuff.”
Production for the biopic began on April 18 and will continue until June 2. “Shooting Stars” is currently filming in Cleveland Heights and local residents are enjoying every minute of it.
Woodmere Drive’s Myra Evans appreciates that James’ biopic was filmed in Ohio. Evans praised LeBron for being a role model and looks forward to his story being told, saying:
“I think LeBron James is such a role model for so many people and especially young black boys, so we’re so happy to see his story brought to the big screen.”
According to Cleveland.com’s Joey Morono, the biopic is expected to generate around $25.5 million for Cleveland and Akron. “Shooting Stars” was first announced in 2018, but development has been delayed. It will be directed by Chris Robinson.
Universal Studios is in charge of the biopic, and executive producers include Maverick Carter, Terence Winter, and Rachel Winter.
While casting has yet to be announced, ‘Cobra Kai’s Khalil Everage and ‘Stranger Things’ Caleb McLaughlin have been spotted in Cleveland Heights.
LeBron James promises not to miss the playoffs again
James’ offseason started early after the LA Lakers failed to qualify for the playoffs. James is enjoying the playoffs and has been very active on Twitter over the past two weeks.
While the Lakers are expected to make significant changes to their roster this summer, James has promised he won’t miss the playoffs again.
James has only missed the playoffs four times. He missed them twice in his first two seasons with the Cleveland Cavaliers, and twice with the Lakers in 2018 and 2022, respectively.