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Jack Harlow to star in the remake of “White Men Can’t Jump”

Rapper Jack Harlow will be starring in a remake of the classic 1992 basketball film ‘White Men Can’t Jump,’ marking the 23-year-old’s first-ever film role.

In the new take on “White Men Can’t Jump,” Harlow will play the role of Billy Hoyle (portrayed by Woody Harrelson portrayed in the original film).  Written and directed by Ron Shelton, the original film starred Wesley Snipes and Harrelson as street basketball hustlers who begin at odds with each other and then team up for a bigger game. The filmmakers are currently in the process of finding the actor to fill the role originated by Snipes, and are also auditioning actors to portray Harlow’s character’s longtime girlfriend, an aspiring “Jeopardy” contestant played by Rosie Perez in the 1992 film.

Charles Kidd II (known professionally as Calmatic) will direct the reboot, taken from a script by “Black-ish” creator Kenya Barris and Doug Hall.  NBA star forward Blake Griffin will serve as executive producer alongside Ryan Kalil and Noah Weinstein through their label, Mortal Media.

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