Woody Harrelson Co-Signs Jack Harlow Starring In "White Men Can't Jump"

BYErika Marie2.0K Views
Link Copied to Clipboard!
David Livingston / Stringer / Getty Images, Frazer Harrison / Staff / Getty Images
Woody Harrelson, Jack Harlow
The rapper will take over Harrelson's 1992 role in the upcoming reboot, and the actor believes this production will be better than the last.

After it was announced earlier this year that Jack Harlow would be starring in the reboot of White Men Can't Jump, fans applauded the Kentucky hitmaker for diversifying his portfolio. The original 1992 Ron Shelton basketball film starred Wesley Snipes and Woody Harrelson, and there were talks of Quavo tackling the other lead role. However, it doesn't look like the Migos rapper booked the gig. 

As Harlow prepares for his first Hollywood film, Harrelson joined Kevin Hart to chat with Kevin Polowy about their film, The Man from Toronto. During the conversation, Harrelson was excited to hear that Harlow would be taking over his role.

Ethan Miller / Staff / Getty Images

“I feel great,” said Harrelson. “I think Jack’s probably gonna crush it. They’re gonna make a better movie than we made. I’m looking forward to watching it.”

It's unclear if Harlow will reach out to Harrelson, or if that will happen in the future, but the rapper did previously admit that prior to booking the gig, he had never watched the film.

“Can I be honest? I was obviously familiar with it, it’s an iconic title and I’ve seen the movie poster, but I didn’t watch it until I got offered the role," said Harlow. "I see why it’s a classic.”

Check out Harrelson and Hart below.

About The Author
Erika Marie is a seasoned journalist, editor, and ghostwriter who works predominantly in the fields of music, spirituality, mental health advocacy, and social activism. The Los Angeles editor, storyteller, and activist has been involved in the behind-the-scenes workings of the entertainment industry for nearly two decades. E.M. attempts to write stories that are compelling while remaining informative and respectful. She's an advocate of lyrical witticism & the power of the pen. Favorites: Motown, New Jack Swing, '90s R&B, Hip Hop, Indie Rock, & Punk; Funk, Soul, Harlem Renaissance Jazz greats, and artists who innovate, not simply replicate.