Jett Howard, Michigan signee, to play Carmelo Anthony in new LeBron James movie
Jett Howard, Juwan’s son and a Michigan signee, will appear in a new movie about LeBron James’ high school team.
Jett Howard, who is the youngest son in the family, will play Carmelo Anthony in “Shooting Stars” in the movie which is set when Anthony and James were in high school, MLive.com reported. Michigan coach Juwan Howard and James were teammates with the Miami Heat when they won championships in 2012 and 2013.
The film, based on Buzz Bissinger’s 2009 book, is set for a 2023 release on NBC’s streaming service Peacock. It stars Marquis “Mookie” Cook as James. Cook is the fifth-ranked player in the 2023 high school class, per the 247sports composite, and is committed to play at Oregon.
Filming began this month in Akron, Ohio, James’ hometown. A photo from the set shows Howard and Cook in an on-court embrace. Howard, the No. 38 player in the 2022 class, was named MVP of the Iverson Classic a few weeks ago.
The Hollywood Reporter reported that James and Bissinger’s Stars chronicled how James and his best friends in Akron formed a close-knit bond that sustained them through a failed national championship tournament and winning a title by the end of high school. Along the way there were plenty of tests, such as broken homes, jealousies and even James’ own mega-success.