The cult classic White Men Can’t Jump is turning 25 this year and word on the street is that it’s getting a reboot.
It was one of the highest grossing movies of the early 90s and sparked a long line of subsequent sports comedies, delighting athletes and sofa spectators alike.
The narrative followed Woody Harrelson and Wesley Snipes’ characters, the dynamic duo of street-ball hustlers who were in the game for a swift dunk and a quick buck.
Now, Black-ish’s Kenya Barris is hustling up with athletes-turned-producers Blake Griffin and Ryan Kalil for a new version of the 1992 sports comedy which promises to bring Sidney and Billy back into the zone.
Barris’ Emmy and Golden Globes nominated Black-ish is one of TV’s most acclaimed comedies. Rebounding off his success, he signed a film deal with Fox in September 2016 – allowing him to put plans in place for the White Men Can’t Jump remake.
Griffin, of the NBA’s Los Angeles Clippers and Kalil, of the NFL’s Carolina Panthers, will act as producers under the umbrella of their production company, Mortal Media, alongside their partner Noah Weinstein, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
It wasn’t easy making the original that good, so the remake has some big Air Max’s to fill. Let’s hope it’s a slam dunk.
A former emo kid who talks too much about 8Chan meme culture, the Kardashian Klan, and how her smartphone is probably killing her. Francesca is a Cardiff University Journalism Masters grad who has done words for BBC, ELLE, The Debrief, DAZED, an art magazine you’ve never heard of and a feminist zine which never went to print.