"White Men Can't Jump" Trailer Stars Jack Harlow As Basketball Player Billy Hoyle

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Jack Harlow at Variety's Hitmakers Brunch held at Studio 13 at City Market Social House on December 3, 2022 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Michael Buckner/Variety via Getty Images)

The "Way Out" rapper is making his acting debut alongside Sinqua Walls in the upcoming movie.

Less than a year ago, the news broke that Jack Harlow was cast as the leading man in the forthcoming White Men Can't Jump reboot. Previously it was Woody Harrelson who brought the beloved character Billy Hoyle to life, but he's made it clear that he co-signs the rapper as his replacement. Today (February 5), the movie's first trailer arrived, giving audiences their first look at his big acting debut.

Jack Harlow attends 2022 Harper's Bazaar ICONS & Bloomingdale's 150th Anniversary on September 09, 2022 in New York City. (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images)

The "WHAT'S POPPIN" stars opposite Sinqua Walls in the reboot. As the preview begins, Skee-lo's "I Wish" blasts while we're introduced to the two stars in character. "I probably should have asked this earlier, but how much cash do you have on you?" the Kentucky native asks his friend as they stand in front of a basketball net.

"Did you not bring enough money to cover this game?" Walls' character responds back, the concern in his eyes evident. "I brought like $80... Minus $60," Harlow sheepishly admits while two menacing-looking men watch from the side. Elsewhere in the 30-second clip, we see some of the recording artist's baller skills, which he worked hard to improve upon – specifically at Kawhi Leonard's request.

So far, Twitter users seem to be mostly optimistic about White Men Can't Jump. While some obviously still have their doubts, others are eager to see if the 24-year-old could potentially appear in other future projects. "I'm intrigued because I like Jack Harlow," one person wrote this afternoon. "Script will depict his performance."

"Sorry, I don't see the same personality and charisma that Snipes and Harrelson had," another user argued. "I'll pass. Hope I'm wrong." Someone else, still, brought a close friend of the rapper's into the conversation. "Jack Harlow makes better skits with Druski than that WMCJ trailer," they quipped.

Apart from the new trailer, things have been relatively quiet on Harlow's front as of late. In mid-December, sources said that he and Dua Lipa have struck up a romantic relationship after he named a song after her on his sophomore album last year. At the time, the English songstress didn't seem to reciprocate his interest, but that all may have changed.

Unfortunately, we haven't heard any updates on their status as a couple lately. As the White Men Can't Jump premiere nears closer, though, it's possible we may see them take over the red carpet together. Read all about the rumoured young lovers here, and check back later for more pop culture news updates.


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Hayley Hynes is the former Weekend Managing Editor of HotNewHipHop, she stepped down after two years in 2024 to pursue other creative opportunities but remains on staff part-time to cover music, gossip, and pop culture news. Currently, she contributes similar content on Blavity and 21Ninety, as well as on her personal blog where she also offers tarot/astrology services. Hayley resides on the western side of Canada, previously spending a year in Vancouver to study Fashion Marketing at Blanche Macdonald Centre and Journalism at Mount Royal University in Calgary before that. She's passionate about helping others heal through storytelling, and shares much more about her life on Instagram @hayleyhynes.