Fans are upset about the casting of rapper Jack Harlow in the sports comedy reboot White men can’t jump.
On Thursday (March 3rd) it was announced that the upcoming movie, written by black Creators Kenya Barris and Doug Hall cast Harlow as Billy Hoyle, a role originally played by Woody Harrelson.
The 1992 classic starred Harrelson and Wesley Snipes as basketball players who team up in a lucrative business opportunity. The film has a loyal following, many of whom have expressed anger at the casting of Harlow in the remake.
One fan on Twitter wrote, “You all get a white boy with a little ‘swag’ in Hollywood and think he’s the new ’90s Brad Pitt.”
“Was available like no other in the world?” asked another.
Others have expressed general frustration at the entertainment industry’s lack of original ideas.
“Hollywood: Seriously. You need new ideas. We already know that Caucasian men cannot get off the ground vertically. We know that,” said one user.
“Why the hell did they restart it??? Instant classic. Should never be touched. Come up with new ideas. Not everything has to be a reboot,” wrote one fan.
This role will be Harlow’s first film debut.
White men can’t jump Directed by Charles Kidd II, known professionally as Calmatic.
https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/films/news/jack-harlow-white-men-cant-jump-remake-b2028973.html White men can’t jump: Fans are upset after rapper Jack Harlow was cast in the lead, originally played by Woody Harrelson