Jack Harlow makes his acting debut in ‘White Men Can’t Jump’ remake
Harlow gets candid about his upcoming acting debut.
Rapper Jack Harlow is set to star in the remake of 1992′s ‘White Men Can’t Jump’ as a basketball hustler named Jeremy. The film will mark Harlow’s acting debut.
Who else stars in the film?
Alongside Harlow, the remake will star Sinqua Walls, Lance Reddick, Laura Harrier, Teyana Taylor, Tamera Kissen, Vince Staples, Andrew Schulz, Myles Bullock and Zak Steiner.
Walls, who plays Kamal, Harlow’s partner in crime, spoke to Variety about working with Harlow.
“It was easy. He was one of my first castmates to ever call me before shooting to work on lines together,” he said. “I have a lot of love for him. I’m telling you right now, this is just the beginning because the sky is the limit for my brother.
“To get to merge my two loves — acting and basketball — it’s just a gift.”
Anthony Hamilton Jr., who plays a teenaged version of Kamal, stated that he had the best time on set with the late Lance Reddick.
“In the second scene we shot, I was taking shots and he was making faces at me off camera,” Hamilton said. “We had conversations off set and those are moments that I will always hold dear.”
Director talks remake
Director Calmatic explained his approach when remaking a beloved older film.
“The opportunity to reimagine something how I would want to create it, that’s a hard opportunity for any creator to turn down,” Calmatic said.
“I get overwhelmed at times, me being from L.A. It’s like I want the world to know, ‘This is where I grew up, this is where I got into my first fight, this is where I had a crush on a girl.’
“I just love the city and all it has to offer. The real L.A. place like Leimert Park, Crenshaw, Watts, the Jungles, those are places that mean a lot to me. And I wanted to share them with the world.”
‘White Men Can’t Jump (2023)’ will be released on May 19 on Hulu.