A reboot of the 90s film House Party is in the works. LeBron James and Maverick Carter’s SpringHill Entertainment production company is set to produce a remake of the popular Black movie.
via: The Grio
House Party debuted in 1990 to almost instant critical acclaim, catapulting Kid ‘N Play to superstardom, and has since become a classic film in its own right. Now, it looks like 30 years later a whole new generation will get their own version of the teen musical comedy. Per Deadline, the House Party reboot produced by James and Maverick Carter has tapped music video director Calmatic for the project and reportedly is already in negotiations with its leading stars.
The script for the film is written by Stephen Glover and Jamal Olori of the Emmy award winning series Atlanta.
SpringHill (James’ company) and New Line are hoping to recapture the magic of the original flick by casting “rising stars” and are currently in negotiating with Jorge Lendeborg Jr. and Tosin Cole for those coveted roles. The team has reportedly gone through “tons of auditions” and, “will now look to find their female counterparts and insiders say expect plenty of fun surprises on the cameo front as well.”
Lendeborg has been seen in films such as Marvel and Sony’s Spider-Man: Homecoming and Spider-Man: Far From Home. He is also set to appear in the upcoming Netflix film, Night Teeth, produced by 42 Films. Cole, who has been seen in Star Wars: The Force Awakens and Doctor Who, is the lead role in 61st Street, an AMC/BBC limited series produced by Michael B. Jordan.
The House Party reboot was first announced in 2018, as theGrio previously reported. While no casting announcement had been made at the time, James told The Hollywood Reporter, “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.”
James is fresh off the debut of the Space Jam: A New Legacy trailer, which stars James himself along with hundreds of classic cartoon characters. The original film, Space Jam starring Michael Jordan, debuted 25 years ago, with this sequel honoring the special anniversary of the classic movie. Space Jam: A New Legacy will premiere in theaters on July 16th before landing on HBO Max 31 days later.
There’s no word on when filming will begin. Reaction to the news seems to be mixed online.
Ok we don’t need a House Party reboot.
— Aht Aht ?????? (@MsLaFitteTweets) April 8, 2021
Why are they rebooting House Party? https://t.co/9QV2yopi4q
— John O. (@MrJROliver) April 8, 2021
I already know that LeBron and Maverick “House Party” reboot gonna be fye
— Roman Higgins (@RomieRomee_) April 8, 2021
House Party reboot gonna be fire. Debate ya mama. Debate ya daddy.
— Ali Whitner (@Alexandria__W) April 8, 2021
Not Hollywood trying to make a House Party reboot. I’m sorry but y’all could never recapture the magic of the OG pic.twitter.com/59mcoISYAm
— T’Challa Stan #TeamKong (@KhameekJ03) April 7, 2021
The beauty of House Party was undeniable chemistry and culture that I don’t thing exist. A House party type movie… definitely. A reboot/remake. Nah B. pic.twitter.com/HQhRok0CGq
— Fish’N’Chips Freddie (@SDY292) April 8, 2021