20th Century Studios’ has released a first look at the new “White Men Can’t Jump” remake which will release on Hulu in the United States on Friday, May 19, 2023. The film is likely to also release on Disney+ internationally however a release date for other regions has not been announced yet.
The film is a new take on Ron Shelton’s comedy from 1992 and follows two street basketball hustlers who at first try to hustle each other, then team up for a bigger score. The original movie starred Woody Harrelson, Wesley Snipes and Rosie Perez.
Check out the teaser trailer below:
The plot for the new film follows Kamal Allen, who was supposed to follow in the footsteps of his NBA legend father. Instead, his anger got the best of him and changed his career for the worse. Now, he’s stuck playing pick-up games and driving a delivery truck to support his family. He has to push himself, but his temper and outbursts make him frustrated. A hipster white guy, Jeremy, challenges him to a shootout; Kamal judges Jeremy as a fool, but he quickly finds a friend who’s also missed out on a dream. They team up to see if they have what it takes to make their basketball dreams come true.
Cast includes Jack Harlow, Sinqua Walls, Lance Reddick, Teyana Taylor, Laura Harrier, Tamera ‘Tee’ Kissen, Myles Bullock (BMF) and Vince Staples (Lazor Wulf).
Charles Kidd II, known professionally as Calmatic is directing the project from a script penned by “Black-ish” creator Kenya Barris and Doug Hall.
Barris and his Khalabo Ink Society banner are producing. Blake Griffin, Ryan Kalil and Noah Weinstein are executive producing through their Mortal Media banner. Hall and E. Brian Dobbins will also exec produce.
The original “White Men Can’t Jump” movie is available to stream now on Hulu in the US and on Disney+ internationally.