White Men Can't Jump has recently celebrated its 30th anniversary, and as a gift, Hollywood is rebooting it.
New cast announcements include John Wick's Lance Reddick, Coming 2 America's Teyana Taylor and Spider-Man: Homecoming star Laura Harrier, alongside the previously announced rapper Jack Harlow and Teen Wolf's Sinqua Walls, Deadline reports.
The Ron Shelton-directed original movie was released in 1992 and starred Woody Harrelson, Wesley Snipes and Rosie Perez, and followed Black and white basketball hustlers who join forces to win more money on the street courts.
Harlow is stepping into the role originated by Harrelson, with Walls taking on Snipes', and Reddick playing Benji Allen, the father of Walls' character Kamal. In the movie, Benji is living with Multiple sclerosis (MS) and has been Kamal's coach since a very young age.
The cast in the reboot are stepping into some pretty big roles, but just how do you do it? Rapper Jack Harlow explained how he got the role.
"You know, I did the work to get it," he recently told Zane Lowe (via The Hollywood Reporter). "I put the time in with the script. I sat with it. I considered things.
"I tried to be egoless during the audition, take notes, do what I had to do. I just want to kill it. I just want to be good and I want to do everything I can to make it good."
He added that once the dust settled after his role announcement, he now wants to prove he can do the job well, especially being that it's his first big acting role.
"Because it's either just going to be [that] there was an announcement you were in a movie and nothing else, or you get that and it's like, 'Wow, and you brought it. You brought it.' I'm starting to look at it how I look at the music. It's my first one, so I care a lot about it."
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