A remake of the 1992 comedy White Men Can’t Jump is on the way from Black-ish creator Kenya Barris.
A redo of the Woody Harrelson and Wesley Snipes-starring picture is in the works at 20th Century Fox, with Barris teaming up with NBA Los Angeles Clippers star Blake Griffin and NFL Carolina Panthers star Ryan Kalil in the development.
THR broke the news, reporting that Barris will be producing and writing the film’s screenplay under an overall film deal he made with Fox last September. Barris is also working on a reboot of Shaft. Griffin and Kalil are producing the project under their Mortal Media banner, which also has a remake of The Rocketeer on the books.
The ’92 film saw Harrelson and Snipes playing two basketball-playing hustlers who attempt to hustle each other but eventually join forces for a big score. The film was critically well received and took a worldwide box office draw of $US90.7 million.
Here’s an original trailer for White Men Can’t Jump to refresh your memory: