Wednesday, July 29, 2009

And the Oscar Goes to...Lebron James?

Okay, maybe not but Shaq's new teammate is the subject of a documentary More Than a Game, which is set to be released in theatres by Lions Gate on October 2. The film focuses on James as he's getting ready to become the king of the post-MJ basketball world and his roots.

Last week I received an email that contained five "trading cards" of the five primary subjects of the film. As of right now, I think they're just images. However, I wouldn't be surprised if actual promos start showing up before the film's release date.

In case you're curious about the movie, here's the scoop from the studio's promotional materials:
Five talented young basketball players from Akron, Ohio star in this remarkable true-life coming of age story about friendship and loyalty in the face of great adversity.  Coached by a charismatic but inexperienced player’s father, and led by future NBA superstar LeBron James, the “Fab Five’s” improbable seven-year journey leads them from a decrepit inner-city gym to the doorstep of a national high school championship.  Along the way, the close-knit team is repeatedly tested—both on and off the court—as James’ exploding worldwide celebrity threatens to destroy everything they’ve set out to achieve together.  More Than A Game combines a series of unforgettable one-on-one interviews with rare news footage, never-before-seen home videos, and personal family photographs to bring this heart-wrenching and wholly American story to life.

And the trailer:

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