White Men Can’t Jump Remake in the Works

Posted by at 9:50 am on January 18, 2017

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Kenya Barris — creator of ABC’s hit comedy Black-ish — will write and produce a White Men Can’t Jump remake of 20th Century Fox‘s hit comedy.

Barris will be joined as a producer by Los Angeles Clippers player Blake Griffin and Ryan Kalil of the NFL’s Carolina Panthers under their Mortal Media banner alongside partner Noah Weinstein.

The original 1992 film starred Wesley Snipes and Woody Harrelson as a pair of street basketball hustlers, and Rosie Perez as the latter’s girlfriend. Directed by sports enthusiast Ron Shelton (Bull Durham, Tin Cup), it was a sleeper hit upon release,grossing over $90 million worldwide.

Barris is also at work on a new Shaft remake, while the Mortal Media partners are currently developing a Rocketeer reboot with a black female lead for Disney.

 

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