Rumors have surfaced that there will be a remake of the cult classic White Men Can’t Jump, which is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year.
White Men Can’t Jump is a 1992 basketball comedy and was one of the highest grossing films in the early 90s, earning more than $90 million at the box office. The 1992 comedy, which starred Woody Harrelson and Wesley Snipes, follows two opposing basketball players who join forces to make some quick cash.
According to sources, the remake will be written and produced by Black-ish’s Kenya Barris and athletes Blake Griffin and Ryan Kalil. Barris signed a movie deal in September 2016 with Fox to develop the movie.
Barris is the creator of Black-ish, which is an Emmy and Golden Globe nominated hit TV show. Barris will write the script, and Kalil and Griffin will collaborate to produce the film. The two will be producing the movie through their production company Mortal Media, and they will be doing it alongside their partner Noah Weinstein. Griffin plays for the NBA’s Los Angeles Clippers, while Kalil is a football player for the NFL’s Carolina Panthers. Fans are looking forward to see what the team can bring to the table for the remake of this cult hit.
The original movie starring Woody Harrelson and Wesley Snipes revolves around two basketball players who at first oppose each other, but then team up together to trick other basketball players into thinking that Harrelson cannot play basketball. The movie is written and directed by Ron Shelton.
Fans are looking forward to the remake. Considering the success of Black-ish, which has received several Emmy and Golden Globe nominations (Tracee Ellis Ross actually won a Golden Globe for best actress in a TV series, comedy or musical), the movie is expected to be a hit.
No word has been revealed yet as to who will be playing in the remake.