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Blake Griffin and Ryan Kalil Will Produce 'White Men Can't Jump' Remake

Andrew Gould@AndrewGould4Featured ColumnistJanuary 17, 2017

ORLANDO, FL - DECEMBER 14: Blake Griffin #32 of the Los Angeles Clippers looks on during the game against the Orlando Magic on December 14, 2016 at Amway Center in Orlando, Florida Or. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by download
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Hollywood is planning to reboot yet another classic. Blake Griffin and Ryan Kalil are producing a remake of the iconic sports comedy White Men Can't Jump. 

According to the Hollywood Reporter's Borys Kit, the Los Angeles Clippers forward and Carolina Panthers center will join forces with Black-ish creator Kenya Barris. The athletes represent Mortal Media, headed by Noah Weinstein.

Woody Harrelson and Wesley Snipes starred in the 1992 film, written and directed by Ron Shelton, as basketball hustlers who joined forces.

As always, fans of the original work will fret over a remake. Some rehashes are nothing more than nostalgic cash grabs, which caused Toronto Raptors forward Patrick Patterson to fervently oppose a new Space Jam. But perhaps the new White Men Can't Jump can channel the source material's charm while adding its own spin. 

[Hollywood Reporter]

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