First teaser for ‘White Men Can’t Jump’ remake with Jack Harlow released
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First teaser for ‘White Men Can’t Jump’ remake with Jack Harlow released

The “first look” teaser trailer for the future remake of White Men Can’t Jump, featuring Jack Harlow’s acting debut, has now been released by 20th Century Studios. Harlow will play Jeremy in the film, while Sinqua Walls of American Soul and The Breaks will take on the role of Kamal.

Jeremy and Kamal are emulations of the original roles of Sidney and Billy from the 1992 White Men Can’t Jump Original, which were played by Woody Harrelson and Wesley Snipes, respectively. It looks as though the remake will take on the original’s plot, though, despite the change in the characters’ names.

The new film focuses on Jeremy and Kamal, two excellent basketball players, who downplay their talent on the court during street matches in order to con several other ballers out of their betting money. It will be directed by Charles Kidd II and has been written by Kenya Barris, the creator of Black-ishWhite Men Can’t Jump is set to be released on May 19th on Hulu and Disney+.

Harlow’s feature in the film had been announced in March last year. He is a massive basketball fan and played as a star player in 2022’s NBA All-Star Celebrity Game. In light of the new film, Rosie Perez, who starred in the original, said she has big wishes for the remake. She told NME, “I hope they get the chemistry back, the same chemistry [Harrelson, Snipes and I] had.”

Perez added, “We’ve remained friends throughout the years – not ‘Hollywood friends’, but real friends who call each other and say: ‘Let’s hang out’. The secret was in the casting, it’s the most fun I’ve ever had on a set and it’s undeniable that, 30 years later, that chemistry is still palpable.” Let’s hope that Harlow and Walls can recreate the brilliance of the original film then.