Black-ish Creator Kenya Barris Is Developing A Remake Of White Men Can’t Jump

Barris has teamed up with Blake Griffin of the Los Angeles Clippers and Ryan Kalil of the Carolina Panthers for the remake of the 1992 basketball comedy.

January 17, 2017
<i>Black-ish</i> Creator Kenya Barris Is Developing A Remake Of <i>White Men Can’t Jump</i> Gary Gershoff / Getty Images

Kenya Barris, the creator of ABC’s hit comedy Black-ish, has teamed up with Blake Griffin of the Los Angles Clippers and Ryan Kalil of the Carolina Panthers to produce a remake of Ron Shelton's 1992 sports comedy White Men Can't Jump, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

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Barris will act as a producer and writer for the project, which falls under his overall production deal that he signed with 20th Century Fox in September. Griffin and Kalil have signed on as producers through their recent Mortal Media company. The company is also developing a remake of The Rocketeer as well as NBC comedy.

Ron Shelton's original film starred Wesley Snipes and Woody Harrelson as street basketball players who join forces to hustle their opponents. Harrelson's girlfriend in the film was played by Rosie Perez.

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