Myles Bullock (BMF) and Vince Staples (Lazor Wulf) have been cast in 20th Century’s reboot of “White Men Can’t Jump.” They will join previously cast Jack Harlow, Sinqua Walls, Lance Reddick, Teyana Taylor, Laura Harrier, Tamera ‘Tee’ Kissen and more.
“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.
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.
According to Deadline, Bullock will play Renzo, one of Kamal’s (Walls) best friends since high school. Sarcastic and a bit of a goofy guy, he is the tallest player on the court who hates being forced to get rebounds but will step up his game if it means supporting the team. Details as to the role Staples is playing haven’t been disclosed.
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.
Bullock has recently been seen on Starz’s crime drama series BMF as well as Marvel’s Runaways.
Staples is an actor and rapper best known for studio albums including Summertime ’06, Big Fish Theory, FM!, Vince Staples and this past April’s Ramona Park Broke My Heart. He voiced the title character in Adult Swim’s animated series Lazor Wulf and has also been seen on HBO’s Insecure, as well as in such films as Gully and Dope.