According to The Hashtag Show, Jack Harlow is no longer the only actor onboard 20th Century Studios’ White Men Can’t Jump remake. The site reports that Sinqua Walls (Once Upon A Time, Power) has now joined the project, and will play the equivalent to Wesley Snipes character from the original.
His name in this version will be Kamal.
After being announced just last month, it appears as if the project is being fast-tracked because the site states that production is already set to begin next month in Los Angeles.
The descriptions for three other characters, best described as antagonists, were also revealed. Their names are Jermaine, Bobby, and “Opposing Fan”.
Jermaine will act as one of the film’s primary antagonists, as a person with gang affiliations who constantly patronizes Kamal.
Bobby, on the other hand, will be Kamal’s boss who likes to challenge him. He’s less of a villain and more of a motivator for Kamal. Lastly, the person dubbed “Opposing Fan” will play a crucial role in Kamal’s past.
For those unfamiliar with the film, it follows two skilled street basketball players – one black and one white – who take advantage of the stereotype that “white men aren’t good at basketball” by hilariously hustling other street players.
Charles Kidd II a.k.a Calmatic, who also helmed HBO Max’s upcoming House Party reboot, will direct this film from a script by Black-ish writers Kenya Barris and Doug Hall. Basketball player Blake Griffin, former NFL player Ryan Kalil, and Noah Weinstein will executive producing under their Mortal Media banner.