HOLLYWOOD — Eight National Basketball Assn. stars agreed to appear in Fox’s basketball pic “Like Mike.” Shooting took place during last weekend’s NBA All-Star festivities in Philadelphia.
Roster includes Kevin Garnett, Jason Kidd, Karl Malone, Tracy McGrady, Alonzo Mourning, Dikembe Mutombo, Gary Payton and Rasheed Wallace. The Fox pic is set for July 12 release.
“Like Mike,” starring teen rapper Lil’ Bow Wow, centers on a youth who comes across a pair of Michael Jordan’s sneakers that hold magical powers. The teen later becomes a superstar and plays in the NBA.
Pic started lensing in Gotham last fall. John Schultz (“Drive Me Crazy”) is directing.