PMA spills the tea with ‘Black-ish’ creator Kenya Barris is joining forces with NBA star Blake Griffin and NFL player Ryan Khalil to remake the classic 1992 film White Men Can’t Jump.
Barris is producing and writing the script for the revamped “White Men Can’t Jump” under the overall film deal he signed with Fox in September. Griffin and Kalil are producing through their Mortal Media producing company, along with partner Noah Weinstein.
The original “White Men Can’t Jump” starred Woody Harrelson and Wesley Snipes as basketball hustlers who first oppose each other and then team up. The title comes from the inability of Harrelson’s character — a former college player — to make a dunk shot.
Ron Shelton directed the original movie from his own script, which followed Harrelson character and his girlfriend, played by Rosie Perez, on the run due to gambling debts. The film performed well for Fox, earning more than $90 million at the domestic box office.