LeBron James Producing New ‘House Party’ Remake
LeBron James continues to make moves outside the court and inside of Hollywood. Reportedly, the 33-year-old NBA star and his producing partner Maverick Carter, are producing a new “House Party.” Atlanta’s Stephen Glover and Jamal Olori will write the screenplay. James says of the project,
This is definitely not a reboot. It’s an entirely new look for a classic movie. 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.
On Drake’s potential participation in the film, Maverick says,
We’re trying out some ideas for musicians to be cast in and to be a part of the project. There’s no plan for it now, but he’s a fantastic actor, and if he wants a role, Stephen will find a great role to put him in.
“House Party” is a 1990 comedy film that starred Kid and Play of the popular hip hop duo Kid ‘n Play, and also stars Paul Anthony, Bow-Legged Lou, and B-Fine from Full Force, and Robin Harris (who died of a heart attack nine days after House Party was released). The film also starred Martin Lawrence, Tisha Campbell, A.J. Johnson, Daryl “Chill” Mitchell and Gene “Groove” Allen (of Groove B. Chill), Kelly Jo Minter, John Witherspoon, with a cameo by funk musician George Clinton. This was one of Robin Harris’ final acting roles before his death. The film grossed $26,385,627 in its run at the box office with its widest release being 700 theaters. The lead roles were originally written for DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince.