Jack Harlow makes his screen debut.
On Thursday, March 3, a rep for the Louisville, Ky. rapper confirmed XXL that Harlow will play in the reboot of the 1992 film white men can’t jump.
According to a report from Deadline this afternoon, the former 2020 XXL Freshman landed the role after auditioning in his very first audition.
The 23-year-old rhymer will play the role of Billy Hoyle, originally played by Woody Harrelson. The film will be directed by Charles Kidd II, professionally known as Calmatic, with the screenplay written by Kenya Barris and Doug Hall. The film’s executive producers are Hall, Blake Griffin, Ryan Kalil, Noah Weinstein and E. Brian Dobbins.
white men can’t jump, which starred Woody Harrelson, Wesley Snipes and Rosie Perez is the story of a white basketball hustler, who makes money on the court by winning basketball games against black players who are under -estimate their skill level. Harrelson ends up pulling a quick one on Snipes’ character, Sidney Deane, and they then become partners in scamming players on the field in Los Angeles.
Meanwhile, Harrelson’s character also owes bookmakers money while his wife, played by Perez, supports his hustle and fulfills his dreams of appearing on Peril.
It’s unclear when filming for the film will begin or when the film will hit theaters. However, Harlow showed off his basketball skills on the court during this year’s NBA All-Star Celebrity Game.
This acting news from Jack Harlow follows the release of his new single, “Nail Tech,” which features City Girls’ Yung Miami.
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