Jack Harlow to Make Acting Debut in The Remake Of ‘White Men Can’t Jump’

Harlow will make his acting debut in a 20th Century Fox reboot of Ron Shelton’s 1992 sports comedy, ‘White Men Can’t Jump’.

According to Deadline, the rapper was offered the part following his very first screen audition. Wesley Snipes and Woody Harrelson appeared in the original film as street basketball hustlers who team up to make a bigger payday. Harlow will play Billy Hoyle, which was previously played by Woody Harrelson.

Calmatic, who also produces through his Khalabo Ink Society firm, is directing the adaptation, which is based on a script by Doug Hall and Kenya Barris. Hall will executive produce alongside NBA player Blake Griffin, Ryan Kalil, Noah Weinstein, and E. Brian Dobbins.

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It’s not Harlow’s first dive into basketball; last month, he competed in the NBA All-Star Celebrity Game alongside Tiffany Haddish, squaring off against Machine Gun Kelly, Quavo, and others.

Harlow also released ‘Nail Tech’ last month, his first new solo track since 2020’s ‘That’s What They All Say.’ Prior to that, the rapper appeared on a slew of collaborations, including a Cordae-assisted remix of Eminem’s ‘Killer,’ Ty Dolla $ign and 24kGoldn’s ‘I Won,’ Lil Nas X’s ‘Industry Baby,’ and Pooh Shiesty’s ‘SUVs (Black on Black).’

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Harlow also sang on Ye’s recent album, ‘Donda 2,’ on the single ‘Louie Bags.’ He also made an appearance at the album’s listening party and live performance event in Miami last month.

Harlow will perform at Wireless Festival 2022 in the United Kingdom in July, alongside A$AP Rocky, J. Cole, Tyler, the Creator, Cardi B, SZA, Nicki Minaj, Dave, and others.

—Aditi Manjunath