‘White Men Can’t Jump’ Remake Teaser: Jack Harlowe And Sinqua Walls Argue Spike Vs. PTA

Let’s face it; anybody trying to recapture the magic Wesley Snipes and Woody Harrelson had in 1992 classic White Men Can’t Jump is going to have a tough time. And that goes double for rapper Jack Harlowe, who is making his feature film debut in the upcoming remake, starring alongside Sinqua Walls.

The first teaser for the new film has arrived, giving us just a taste of the chemistry between Harlowe and Walls. Is it the same that Harrelson and Snipes had following three movies together (including Wildcats and Money Train)? Of course not, but it isn’t awful, either.

In the brief clip we see Harlow’s Jeremy and Walls’ Kamal, a pair of streetwise b-ball hustlers, arguing over the best living film director. Jeremy, who is white, favors P.T. Anderson, while Kamal, who is Black, agues in favor of Spike Lee.

And such is the racial disharmony that plays out in the film, as penned by black-ish creator and You People filmmaker Kenya Barris. Behind the camera is Charles Kidd II aka Calmatic, who recently directed a reboot of another ’90s classic, House Party.

White Men Can’t Jump will debut on Hulu on May 19th.

Travis Hopson
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