Jack Harlow makes his acting debut in the new remake of “white men can’t jump.”
“It was exhausting. It was a hot summer,” the 25-year-old musician said. Variety at the film’s premiere in Los Angeles on Thursday night. He stars in the film as Jeremy, a basketball hustler.
While filming the film, Harlow was also juggling production on his latest album, “Jackman.” “I just made it work,” Harlow said. “I’m a hard worker, I guess.”
Sinqua Walls plays Harlow’s partner in crime, Kamal. While working with Harlow, Walls said Variety“It was easy. He was one of my first castmates to call me before filming to work on the lines together. I have a lot of love for him. I’m telling you right now , this is just the beginning because the sky is the limit for my brother.
“To be able to merge my two loves — acting and basketball — is just a gift,” Walls continued.
“White Men Can’t Jump” is a remake of the 1992 sports comedy starring Woody Harrelson and Wesley Snipes. calmmatic is directing the new film. “The opportunity to re-imagine something the way I would like to create it is a tough opportunity for any creator to turn down,” said Calmatic, who also directed the remake of the ’90s comedy, “House Party.”
“White Men Can’t Jump” was filmed primarily in Los Angeles, which made the director proud.
“I get overwhelmed sometimes, me coming from LA,” Calmatic said. “It’s like I wanted the world to know, ‘This is where I grew up, this is where I had my first fight, this is where I had a crush on a daughter.’ I love the city and all it has to offer. The real places in LA like Leimert Park, Crenshaw, Watts, the Jungles, those are places that mean a lot to me. And I wanted to share them with the world. .
Anthony Hamilton Jr., who plays the 17-year-old version of Kamal in the film, said one of his favorite moments on set was hanging out with the late Lance Reddick, who died in March.
“In the second scene we shot, I was taking pictures and he was making faces at me off camera. We had conversations off set and those are moments that will always be dear to me,” Hamilton Jr said. Variety.
For J. Alphonse Nicholson, he remembers best when his character, Jermaine, entered the field to troubleshoot with a flamethrower: “I don’t know where he got that from. But it was such a fun time, and FYI, we used a real flamethrower. I was afraid of losing my eyebrows. And we shot the scene five or six times.
“White Men Can’t Jump” premieres May 19 on Hulu.