A reboot of the early 90s comedy White men can’t dance found a director to direct the project. Calmatic, who is currently wrapping up production on a classic comedy reboot, Party at home, has been tapped by 20th Century Fox to direct the latest Hollywood reboot, according to Deadline.
Climatic started his career as a director in the music industry, directing music videos for artists such as Khalid and Lil Nas X. Climatic directed Nas X’s breakout hit, “Old Town Road,” which not only catapulted Lil Nas X to stardom but also brought Climatic into the limelight. LeBron James and Maverick Carter’s SpringHill Entertainment, which invited him to be the director Party at home, another early 90s comedy starring Kid ‘n Play, along with potential customers, Martin Lawrence and Tisha Campbell.
Very little information has been revealed about the plot for White men can’t dance remake, but, according to Deadline, the reboot must follow the same plot as the original. The 1992 film is about two street basketball players who start out as rivals but team up to knock down other street basketball teams around Los Angeles. The film was greeted with positive reviews and grossed over $90 million at the box office.
White men can’t dance make Woody Harrelson and Wesley Snipes into big-budget movie stars; and in 2017, Kenya Barris (creator of ABC’s Black-ish), NBA star Blake Griffinand NFL lineman Ryan Kalil teamed up to create a comedy remake. It wasn’t until this year that Climatic was chosen to direct the remake, confirming that production was underway.
Barris and Doug Hall co-wrote the script for White men can’t dance, with Griffin, Jalili and Noah Weinstein as executive producers on the project. As of press time, there is no expected release date for White men can’t dance.
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