A few weeks back, news broke that rapper Jack Harlow was making a transition to the big screen in 20th Century Studios’ upcoming White Men Can’t Jump reboot. Now, as first reported by That Hashtag Show, American Soul star Sinqua Walls has secured the co-starring role alongside Harlow in the film.
Starring Wesley Snipes, Woody Harrelson, and Rosie Perez, 1992’s White Men Can’t Jump follows two basketball hustlers who join forces to double their chances of winning money in a basketball tournament. The film grossed $90.8 million at the worldwide box office and currently holds a rating of 77% on Rotten Tomatoes.
Per the initial report, Harlow will step into the role previously portrayed by Harrelson while Walls will step into Snipes’ former character. Calmatic will direct the future with black-ish creator Kenya Barris and BlackAF writer Doug Hall penning the screenplay in addition to executive producing. NBA star Blake Griffin will also serve as an executive producer alongside NFL player Ryan Kalil and Noah Weinstein (21 Jump Street). 20th Century Studios will produce and distribute.
Sinqua Walls touts a bevy of roles in a variety of hit TV shows. Following roles in Teen Wolf, Friday Night Lights, and Grey’s Anatomy, Walls became the first Black actor to portray Sir Lancelot on ABC’s Once Upon a Time. Up next, Walls will star alongside Keke Palmer and Common in the crime thriller Alice.
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