20th Century Studios’ White Men Can’t Jump reboot has added Lance Reddick (John Wick), Laura Harrier (Spider-Man: Homecoming), and Teyana Taylor (Coming 2 America) to its cast. The trio joins stars Jack Harlow and Sinqua Walls.
The reboot will tell a different story than 1992 cult classic that starred Woody Harrelson and Wesley Snipes, which follows 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. Harlow steps into the role Harrelson originated, while Walls steps into Snipes role.
According to Deadline, Reddick is playing Benji Allen, the father of Walls’ character Kamal. Benji is living with MS and has been Kamal’s coach and support system since a very young age. Details with regard to the characters that Taylor and Harrier are playing have not been disclosed.
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. Production on the reboot is expected to begin later this month in Los Angeles.