Jack Harlow to star in reboot of “White Men Can’t Jump”
As Hollywood continues to prove they have run out of original content, one of the cult classic basketball movies is getting its own reboot. White Men Can’t Jump was headlined by Wesley Snipes and Woody Harrelson, and it looks like Hollywood has found half of their leading men in Jack Harlow.
For anyone who hasn’t seen what many consider one of the great basketball movies, White Men Can’t Jump revolves around two ball players who try and scam hoopers out of money in streetball, a business that takes the two men down a bizarre adventure that includes the mob and for some reason Jeopardy.
Well known as a rapper out of Louisville, Kentucky, Harlow has taken over the scene in the past couple of years. Harlow is well known for his love for the game of basketball, evident by one of his highest-charting songs Tyler Herro.
Harlow has been a longtime supporter of his hometown Louisville Cardinals. Harlow has referenced a multitude of NBA players across his discography, from guys like Rajon Rondo to Hassan Whiteside to name a couple.
Most recently, Harlow was a participant in the NBA All-Star Celebrity game for Dominique Wilkins’ team. Jack further cemented himself in basketball culture, all the while showing off one of the most suspect shooting forms I’ve seen in a long time. One thing is for sure, this jump shot will not look pretty on camera, even if the shots are falling.
Jack Harlow reportedly landed the leading role in the reboot in just one screen audition, the first of his career. Harlow has always been a very charismatic person on social media, but to think he earned his first-ever major acting role in a reboot of a cult classic basketball film off one screen test means one of two things. Either Jack Harlow is actually a very good actor that nobody knew about, or the producing and executive teams behind this movie just don’t know what good acting is.
Some of the names tied to the White Men Can’t Jump reboot includes six-time All-Star Blake Griffin, who in his current form has a better jump shot than Harlow. It really does make you wonder if the studio will hire on some sort of shooting coach to help Harlow’s shots look better on-screen.
With Harlow being cast as one half of the tandem duo of Billy and Sidney, the movie is reportedly being fast-tracked as executives scramble to find a suitable co-star alongside Jack. Filming looks likely to take place in late May around the time Harlow will headline the Louisville Forecastle Festival.
Mandatory Credit: Tim Nwachukwu.