White Men Can’t Jump remake lands its director

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It’s back-to-back 1990s remakes for Calmatic, the newly-announced helmer of the new White Men Can’t Jump.

Plans to remake the 1992 comedy drama White Men Can’t Jump, have been floating round for a while now, but the project has just taken a significant step forwards with the announcement that a director is now in place to push the film towards production. Calmatic, who cut his teeth on music videos such as Nas X’s Old Town Road, will be picking up the reins on the remake, although no firm timeline has yet been announced for the film’s release.

Getting into that 190s space shouldn’t be too tricky for the director, he’ll be moving onto White Men Can’t Jump immediately following his directorial debut, a remake of another 90s favourite – House Party. Although we should point out that neither film has been confirmed to actually be set during that era. House Party was filming back in August so we’d imagine that Calmatic will soon be able to turn his attention to White Men Can’t Jump. 

The original 1992 film featured Wesley Snipes and Woody Harrelson as basketball street hustlers trying to catch a break, and the duo’s chemistry went over so well with audiences that they teamed up once more in 1995 to make the buddy cop comedy, Money Train. 

No matter what decade the remake is set in, chemistry between the film’s two leads will once again be key for the film to measure up to its title. We’ll bring you more news on this one as we hear it.


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