Warner Bros. has dropped the first trailer for the House Party reboot. Initially primed for HBO Max, the film will now hit theaters for MLK Weekend 2023.
The reboot stars Tosin Cole, Jacob Latimore, Karen Obilom, DC Young Fly and Scott Mescudi. Calmatic directs the screenplay by Jamal Olori and Stephen Glover.
Here's the description:
Aspiring club promoters and best buds Damon (Tosin Cole) and Kevin (Jacob Latimore) are barely keeping things together. Out of money, down on their luck and about to lose the roofs over their heads—and freshly fired from their low-lift jobs as house cleaners—the pair needs a huge windfall to make their problems go away. In a ‘what the hell?’ move, they decide to host the party of the year at an exclusive mansion, the site of their last cleaning job, which just happens to belong to none other than LeBron James. No permission? No problem. What could go wrong? How about a time traveling DJ, undependable security, a runaway guest list, one borrowed Lamborghini, angry rival promoters, a stolen championship ring, escalating property damage, an angry koala..? But also, one outrageous ride stacked with double-take cameos and timeless throwback tracks, R-rated comedy and two friends worth cheering for… you have to see to believe.
The project is produced by LeBron James and Maverick Carter through The SpringHill Company.
The film is executive produced by Richard Brener, Josh Mack, Victoria Palmeri, Spencer Beighley, Jamal Henderson, Gretel Twombly, Reginald Hudlin and Warrington Hudlin.
Watch the trailer below:
The poster for the film, also released Friday, was done by arrtist Manasseh Johnson Sr.
Johnson told S&A, “Some of the influences on my art are from an artist by the name of Ernie Barnes, Kadir Nelson and Norman Rockwell. You can see some of figures in the poster with slightly exaggerated features and anatomy similar to the works of those artists.”
Check it out here:
The film is in theaters Jan. 13