NBA star LeBron James has signed on to produce a remake of the 1990 hip-hop comedy “House Party” at New Line Cinema and SpringHill Entertainment.
“Atlanta” scribes Stephen Glover and Jamal Olori will pen the new take which follows a group of young people at a house party that goes terribly, horribly wrong. Maverick Carter will produce.
James tells THR that “This is definitely not a reboot. It’s an entirely new look for a classic movie. Everyone I grew up with loved House Party. To partner with this creative team to bring a new House Party to a new generation is unbelievable.”
There are no plans for a James cameo at this point, but the producers are considering getting several musicians involved not just in the soundtrack but in onscreen roles as well.
Reginald Hudlin helmed the original in which hip-hop duo Kid ‘n Play starred as high schoolers who decide to host a party while one’s parents are on vacation. It was an indie hit that spawned two sequels.
Source: The Wrap