Jack Harlow Starring In White Men Can’t Jump Reboot
If white men can’t jump, then how is Jack Harlow making the leap from rapper to movie star, huh? Deadline reports that Harlow, the ascendant Louisville hit-maker, will star in 20th Century’s reboot of Ron Shelton’s 1992 comedy White Men Can’t Jump, which featured Wesley Snipes and Woody Harrelson as hustlers specializing in street basketball. Apparently Harlow got the part off his first ever screen audition.
The director will be Calmatic, who has helmed a bunch of music videos including Lil Nas X’s “Old Town Road.” Kenya Barris, the black-ish creator and Girls Trip screenwriter, wrote the script with Doug Hall, who wrote Barris’ acting debut #blackAF. Among the producers is NBA star Blake Griffin.
Harlow is no stranger to the basketball court. He played in last month’s NBA All-Star Celebrity Game in Cleveland and sunk this four-point shot: