After 30 years, there’s going to beryllium a reboot of White Men Can’t Jump. But that’s not astir arsenic astonishing arsenic the antheral starring successful the film. Deadline is reporting that instrumentalist Jack Harlow volition header the reboot successful his first-ever nonrecreational acting role.
According to Deadline, Harlow won implicit producers with his surface test, which was besides a archetypal for him. One of the factors successful Harlow’s favour is that helium is simply a skilled hoops player. In fact, Harlow was precocious 1 of the players successful the NBA All-Star Weekend’s Celebrity Game.
Harlow volition represent Billy Hoyle, the quality originated by Woody Harrelson successful the 1992 film. In that movie, Billy was a erstwhile assemblage hoops subordinate who utilized his skills to hustle players of thoroughfare basketball. After winning a crippled against Wesley Snipes’ Sidney “Syd” Deane, Billy teamed up with his rival to spell aft adjacent bigger scores. They adjacent became friends on the way. Rosie Perez besides co-starred successful the movie arsenic Billy’s girlfriend, Gloria Clemente.
20th Century Studios is producing the reboot, but it’s unclear if it is being acceptable up for a theatrical merchandise oregon if it volition spell consecutive to Hulu. Since Disney purchased Fox’s amusement assets, galore of 20th Century Studios’ films person been repurposed to grow the contented connected Hulu oregon Disney+.
Charles Kidd II a.k.a. Calmatic is directing the reboot from a publication by Kenya Barris (black-ish) and Doug Hall, with Barris besides attached arsenic a shaper done his company, Ink Society. NBA subordinate Blake Griffin volition enforcement nutrient the caller White Men Can’t Jump, alongside Hall, Ryan Kalil, Noah Weinstein, and E. Brian Dobbins.