NBA star LeBron James will produce a remake of the 1990 classic House Party, THR reports.
The project will be scripted by the writers of the hit series Atlanta, Stephen Glover and Jamal Olori. James’ production company, SpringHill Entertainment, will produce the feature film, its first, alongside New Line Cinema, who produced the original House Party film series.
The remake puts a new twist on the adventures of two best friends (originally played by hip-hop duo Kid ’n Play) on the night of a high school house party, and the production is looking to cast musicians in pivotal roles, much like the original.. As James told THR, “This is definitely not a reboot. It’s an entirely new look for a classic.” He relished the thought of bringing “a new House Party to a new generation” as “unbelievable.”
James’s producing partner, Maverick Carter, emphasized keeping in step with the original film’s musician-filled cast, stating, “We’re trying out some ideas for musicians to be cast in and to be a part of the project.” Carter skirted around the question of James making a cameo in the film, saying, “There’s no plan for it now, but he’s a fantastic actor, and if he wants a role, Stephen will find a great role to put him in.”
No release date has been set for the forthcoming film.
Along with the House Party remake, SpringHill has a full slate including a Madam C.J. Walker limited series for Netflix (produced by and starring Octavia Spencer), a Starz docuseries based on a Florida youth football league titled Warriors of Liberty City and the NBC hit game show The Wall.