The one factor higher than the unique White Males Can’t Leap… is the remake.
First launched again in 1992, White Males Can’t Leap starred Wesley Snipes and Woody Harrelson as streetball hustlers, becoming a member of forces as a black and white man taking up the basketball courts in hopes of taking residence a bag. Written by Ron Shelton, the comedy did excellent numbers on the field workplace, standing to at the present time as one of many high go-to basketball films inside popular culture.
And whereas the modern-day remix could appear to be some large footwear to fill, Jack Harlow and Sinqua Partitions step in with flying colours. On Thursday, Could eleventh, White Males Can’t Leap celebrated its crimson carpet premiere and screening at El Capitan Theatre within the coronary heart of Hollywood, California. A lot of the solid was current — Jack Harlow, Sinqua Partitions, Teyana Taylor, Slink Johnson — together with celeb sightings from Lil Nas X, Ty Dolla $ign, Ab-Soul, DJ Drama, KYLE, and extra.
In truth, Lil Nas X briefly walked the crimson carpet in a Jack Harlow tee-shirt, earlier than working off. This mimics Harlow’s assist of Lil Nas X, who beforehand rocked a shirt with Nas on it for final yr’s BET Awards. The assist was actual, as this serves as Jack Harlow’s first large display debut as an actor.
Hailing from Kentucky, he multi-Platinum promoting recording artist first exploded onto the scene along with his viral smash “WHAT’S POPPIN” again in 2020. The tune went on to obtain a standout remix from Lil Wayne, Tory Lanez, and DaBaby, later even touchdown Harlow his first Grammy nomination for Greatest Rap Efficiency.
Harlow performs the function of Jeremy, a former star of the sport whose accidents stalled his profession. His co-star Sinqua Partitions performs Kamal, who additionally had the potential to make it to the massive leagues, however his temperament stored him stagnant. Different notable names embody Teyana Taylor who performs Sinqua’s spouse, Vince Staples, who performs Sinqua’s teammate and pal, and a cameo from Blake Griffin, who additionally government produced the movie.
Teyana Taylor rocked the carpet in a classy, multi-colored ensemble from head to toe, with an identical veil to cowl her face. Style-wise, Teyana positively stole the present. Producer Hit-Boy additionally was current, strolling the carpet along with his son and father, who was 5 days out from behind bars.
The movie is directed by Calmatic and written by Kenya Barris and Doug Corridor, streaming completely on Hulu on Could nineteenth. Operating an hour and 41 minutes in size, White Males Can’t Leap is a must-see, because the jokes had the whole theater erupting with laughter.