One of the most iconic sports films of the 90s comes back to life with the remake of White Men Can’t Jump, starring rapper Jack Harlow.
The original 1992 cult classic which starred Wesley Snipes, Woody Harrelson and Rosie Perez will see Harlow take on the role of Harrelson, while Sinqua Walls will take on the mantle of Snipes.
Stepping away from the mic and into the camera, White Men Can’t Jump is Harlow’s first acting role and the Louisville native says he’s keen to make it the first of many big-screen roles.
“It felt good!” the rapper told Entertainment Tonight on the red carpet. “It makes me hungry, I want more. I want to keep going, you know? This is just a taste, and it was great, but I’m excited to keep going.
Harlow is a huge basketball fan and can often be seen on the court at NBA games, even showcasing his hardwood skills at the 2022 All-Star Weekend Celebrity Game in Cleveland, while Walls has a strong basketball background himself, playing college ball at the University of San Francisco.
Based on a script by Doug Hall and ‘Black-ish’ creator Kenya Barris, the remake of White Men Can’t Jump has been in the works since 2017, with Boston Celtics forward Blake Griffin serving as the film’s executive producer. , alongside former NFL player Ryan Kalil.
Here’s everything you need to know about the movie.
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What is White Men Can’t Jump about?
Based on the original 1992 sports comedy, the 2023 remake of White Men Can’t Jump follows a similar storyline to the original.
With Jeremy’s unassuming appearance, he and Kamal team up to hustle the games for cash to raise enough for the entry fee for a streetball tournament with a $500,000 prize.
The official synopsis reads:
White Men Can’t Jump” is a modern take on the iconic 1992 film that celebrates Los Angeles streetball culture. Sinqua Walls stars as Kamal, once a promising player who derailed his future in the sport, and multi-platinum rap superstar Jack Harlow makes his film debut as Jeremy, a former gambling star whose injuries blocked his own career. Juggling tenuous relationships, financial pressures and serious internal struggles, the two ballers – opposites who seem to be miles apart – discover they might have more in common than they do. imagined possible.”
White Men Can’t Jumpe Release Date
- Date: May 19, 2023
- How to watch: Hulu
The film will officially be released on May 19, 2023.
White Men Can’t Jump will bypass theaters and release exclusively on Hulu.
Who’s in White Men Can’t Jump? Main Cast, Characters
Headlining Harlow and Walls, White Men Can’t Jump features a host of star names, including recording artist Teyana Taylor, Laura Harrier, rapper Vince Staples and the late Lance Reddick.
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Who’s in White Men Can’t Jump in 2023?
White Men Can’t Jump stars Harlow as Jeremy, while Walls stars as Kamal Allen. The late Lance Reddick plays Benji Allen, the father and former trainer of Walls’ character, Kamal.
The film also features familiar cameos with close friend of Harlow and Miami Heat guard Tyler Herro, as well as NBA reporter Taylor Rooks, both of whom play themselves.
Trailer White Men Can’t Jump
White Men Can’t Jump is set to premiere on Hulu on May 19, 2023.
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