Rapper Jack Harlow - who doesn’t have any acting experience - has landed the lead role in the upcoming reboot of White Men Can’t Jump. And let’s just say - everyone isn’t here for it. Deets inside…
The “must be nice” files are getting THICK.
Rapper Jack Harlowdoesn’t have a lick of acting experience, yet, he has landed a lead role in an upcoming reboot of White Men Can’t Jump. Interesting.
According to Deadline, the 23-year-old “What’s Poppin’” rapper will play Billy Hoyle - played by Woody Harrelson in the 1992 classic film. And he nabbed the role after his first ever screen audition. Apparently, he won the filmmakers and execs - particularly Kenya Barris.
Here’s who is working behind-the-scenes of the reboot:
Calmatic, who helmed the upcoming House Party remake, is directing a script by Kenya Barris and Doug Hall. Barris and his Khalabo Ink Society banner are producing. Blake Griffin, Ryan Kalil and Noah Weinstein are executive producing through their Mortal Media banner. Hall and E. Brian Dobbins will also exec produce.
Harlow will step into the role played by Harrelson, and the circumstances behind his landing the starring role are exceptional. He got the lead after his first-ever screen audition, immediately winning over the filmmakers and execs, particularly Barris. Harlow’s got game too, as evidenced by his play during the recent NBA All-Star Weekend’s Celebrity Game.
Now, filmmakers are searching for his co-star - Sidney Deane (played by WesleySnipes).
With no acting experience, folks aren’t here for Jack Harlow breaking into the acting world with a lead role or the reboot itself. Peep the reactions below:
Rebooting White Men Can't Jump is insane. That’s just one of those classics that should never be touched.
— I’m a Master of None, anymore question? (@english_shamar) March 3, 2022
White Men Can’t Jump… Reboot ? pic.twitter.com/tEUbYp5bJ5
— C R W N (@TheThomasCRWN) March 3, 2022
Who asked for a remake of White Men Can’t Jump?
— Lexie Brown (@Lexiebrown) March 3, 2022
Why are you rebooting White men can't jump when the original with Wesley Snipes, Woody Harrelson, and Rosie Perez is perfect as is?! pic.twitter.com/qjygsZwdbK
— Rogue 5 Entertainment (@mikie1mfs) March 3, 2022
I think I speak for all of us when I say why the hell are they rebooting White Men Can't Jump. That's one classic that just needs to be left alone
— Gerald Bourguet (@GeraldBourguet) March 3, 2022
The 90s were just so dope that it is impossible to be original anymore https://t.co/SOPLa3P9k3
— JP - The Wholesome Truth Teller (@jay_pea619) March 3, 2022
Are you here for a White Men Can’t Jump reboot (especially with an untrained lead actor) or nah? We'd love to hear what Woody has to say about this....