‘White Men Can’t Jump’ Remake Set, ‘House Party’ Remake Director Calmatic Tapped To Helm And Kenya Barris Is Co-Writing
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‘White Men Can’t Jump’ Remake Set, ‘House Party’ Remake Director Calmatic Tapped To Helm And Kenya Barris Is Co-Writing

The ’90s film classic White Men Can’t Jump is getting a 2021 reboot.

Deadline reports that Calmatic, who has finished directing New Line/HBO Max’s upcoming reboot of House Party, is heading back to the early ’90s again to direct a White Men Can’t Jump reboot.

This reboot is from 20th Century and has Kenya Barris and Doug Hall co-writing. Barris will also produce, with NBA star Blake Griffin, former NFL star Ryan Kalil and Noah Weinstein executive producing via Mortal Media. E. Brian Dobbins is also on the project as an executive producer.

The original film starred Woody Harrelson and Wesley Snipes as two streetballers-turned-hustlers who try to outwit each other out of thousands of dollars playing basketball.

They eventually band together to try to win an even bigger pot of money as a two-man basketball team. Currently, there isn’t any information on how the film will be updated for modern audiences, or who could play the main characters.

Barris is also revamping Cheaper By the Dozen for Disney+, starring Gabrielle Union and Zach Braff. The film will come to the streaming service sometime next year.

Snipes can currently be seen in the Netflix drama True Story co-starring Kevin Hart. The series is based on some of the true experiences of Hart’s life dramatized into a story about Kid, a comedian who links back up with his troubled brother (Snipes) on a particular night that could threaten everything Kid has worked for.

Prior to landing the House Paty gig, Calmatic was known for his music video working, including the acclaimed video for Lil Nas X’s “Old Town Road.”

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