The 1992 basketball comedy White Men Can’t Jump, starring Wesley Snipes and Woody Harrelson, is now in line for a big screen do-over. It’s in the hands of Kenya Barris, the creator of the hit TV series Black-ish, and 20th Century Fox is backing the project, as it did the original.
Ron Shelton, who was also behind classy sport movies such as Bull Durham, Tin Cup and Cobb, wrote and directed the original film. He isn’t believed to be involved in the new version.
Instead, Barris will both produce the project and pen the new screenplay. It’s unclear yet who will direct the new movie, who will star in it, and when to expect it, but it’s on.