In between adjusting with new teammates, LeBron James continues to make power moves off the court.
The NBA star is producing a remake of the 1990 comedy House Party according to a report from The Hollywood Reporter on Tuesday. The original movie starred hip-hop duo Kid ’N Play and centered around a high school student who throws a house party while his parents are on vacation. The film went on to have two sequels.
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“This is definitely not a reboot. It’s an entirely new look for a classic movie,” James told The Hollywood Reporter. “Everyone I grew up with loved ‘House Party.’ To partner with this creative team to bring a new ‘House Party’ to a new generation is unbelievable.”
Atlanta writers Stephen Glover and Jamal Olori will pen the screenplay. James will be producing the movie with the help of his SpringHill Entertainment partner, Maverick Carter.
It will be SpringHill Entertainment’s first feature-length narrative film. We assumed that LeBron was a fan of Kid ‘N Play from that time he started in a State Farm commercial and kicking it old school to his music or that time he cut his sons hair to resemble the duo.
Maverick Carter, James’ longtime friend and business partner, told THR that the much talked about Space Jam remake that James has been attached to is still “a ways off.”
No word to when we can expect a release date.