Lil Bow Wow Takes On The Men In Black[Thursday, April 25th, 2002]
Twentieth Century Fox has moved its basketball comedy "Like Mike" to July 3rd, anticipated box office topper "Men in Black 2" over the five-day Independence Day frame, which is one of the biggest movie event weekends of the year.
Bruce Snyder Fox’s president of domestic distribution: “Every element of "Like Mike" - from the test scores to the teaser trailer - has audiences cheering like it’s the NBA finals. We think we have the starting lineup that can take on any challengers.”
Fox previously had slated "Like Mike" for a July 12th release.
"We're hoping to pick up some of the 'Men in Black' viewers before they go back to see that picture a second time," Snyder.
The movie also has competion from the Warner Bros "The Powerpuff Girls Movie."
Teenage hip hop sensation Lil Bow Wow stars in the film as a diminutive young man whose dream is to play in the NBA. After trying on a pair of sneakers with the initials “MJ” inscribed inside, he finds himself capable of shooting, passing and dunking with the best of pro basketball. Eventually, he leads a once-downtrodden NBA team to victory.
"Like Mike", directed by John Schultz ("Drive Me Crazy"), also stars Morris Chestnut, Jonathan Lipnicki, Robert Forster, Crispin Glover, Anne Meara and Eugene Levy.
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