Jack Harlow’s film debut is upon us!
Rapper ‘Tyler Herro’ May Want To Channel Talents From Hit Song Of The Same Name, As First Teaser For Hulu White men can’t jump remake released on Sunday and finds Harlow in the field next to the co-star Walls Sinqua (American soul, Friday night lights).
The R-rated reboot of Ron Shelton’s 1992 basketball classic arrives on Hulu May 19 and is directed by Charles Kidd II (aka Calmatic) and produced by Kenya Barris’ Khalabo Ink Society.
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The teaser – a first look at Wesley Snipes and Woody Harrelson’s remake of the original – stars Harlow and Walls as they engage in a 2-on-2 ball game when Harlow’s character (referred to as Jeremy in YouTube captions) reveals that he may not have enough money to cover the game.
The clip then sees Harlow meditating on the sidelines as opponents ask him what he’s up to, before Walls’ character says “he’s almost done.” Elsewhere, Harlow’s character calls himself the “PT Anderson of basketball psychological warfare,” calling him the “greatest living playmaker.” After Walls’ character argues that Spike Lee is the greatest living director, Harlow says Lee “isn’t even a good Knicks fan.”
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20th century studios
The clip is the first look at Harlow’s acting skills in the 20th Century Studios film, which was announced in March 2022 when multiple outlets, including Deadline, noted that Harlow would fill the role previously filled by Harrelson, who is now he is 61 years old.
Commerce reported that the rapper impressed directors and executives during his audition, with Barris, who co-wrote the script alongside Doug Hall, seeing him as a fit. Hall, Ryan Kalil, Noah Weinstein, E. Brian Dobbins and Blake Griffin all executive produce the film, which comes more than 30 years after the original. The new cast will also include Laura Harrier, Teyana Taylor and rapper Vince Staples, who recently appeared in Abbott Elementary.
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At the 2022 Academy Awards this past March, Harrelson, Snipes, 60, and Rosie Perez reunited to present the award for Best Cinematography in honor of their film’s 30th anniversary. “It’s hard to believe it’s been 30 years since then White men can’t jumpsaid Perez, 58, to whom Harrelson joked, ‘You mean 30 years since I proved they could.
While the new teaser dropped on Sunday, Harlow is also having a big day for another reason. The rapper is nominated for three awards at Sunday’s Grammys, including Best Melodic Rap Performance for “First Class,” Best Rap Song for “Churchill Downs,” and Best Rap Album for Come home, the kids miss you.
White men can’t jump arrives on Hulu on May 19.