NBA star LeBron James is producing a a remake of the 1990 comedy House Party.
Variety reports James will be producing the project alongside his SpringHill Entertainment partner Maverick Carter. The script will be penned by Stephen Glover and Jamal Olorim, writers on FX’s Atlanta. The movie doesn’t have a director attached yet and a release has not been set.
The original House Party starred hip hop duo Kid ‘n Play, and follows a high-schooler throwing a house party while his parents are away on vacation. The rest of the cast includes Paul Anthony, Bowlegged Lou, B-Fine, Robin Harris, Martin Lawrence, Tisha Campbell, and A.J. Johnson
Reginald Hudlin directed and wrote the film based on his student movie. It’s followed by two sequels, 1991’s House Party 2 and 1994’s House Party 3.
James’ SpringHill Entertainment launched in 2013 and has produced the Starz show Survivor’s Remorse, among other projects. James was set to star in Space Jam 2. For the most recent update on the project, read what director Justin Lin had to say about the film’s development.
For an idea on what you might expect from the House Party remake, read IGN’s review of Atlanta’s Season 1 finale, “The Jacket.”
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