Sinqua Walls (Power) will star alongside Musician Jack Harlow in 20th Century’s reboot of “White Men Can’t Jump.”
“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.
Harlow will play the character previously played by Harrelson. Walls has been cast as the other lead, Kamal.
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.
“White Men Can’t Jump” begins filming in Los Angeles starting on May 9th, 2022.
Wall’s previous credits include Friday Night Lights, The Secret Life of the American Teenager, and Power.
Source: That Hashtag Show