Musician Jack Harlow is set to star in 20th Century’s reboot of “White Men Can’t Jump.” This will mark the Grammy-nominated rapper’s first acting debut.
“White Men Can’t Jump” is a new take on Ron Shelton’s comedy from 1992. The film 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.
Harlow will play the character previously played by Harrelson. Casting is currently underway to find someone to fill the role for Snipe’s character and to portray Harlow’s character’s longtime girlfriend, an aspiring “Jeopardy” contestant who was originally played by Perez.
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.
Harlow is best known for hit songs “Industry Baby” and “What’s Poppin’ and just dropped his latest single “Nail Tech” which debuted at No. 18 on the Billboard Hot 100.
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