3 Slam Dunk Duos For the “White Men Can’t Jump” Remake
Another "Masons convention" is in the works.
It was announced this week that the basketball classic White Men Can't Jump will be getting the remake treatment, with an all-star team behind the camera, with Black-ish creator Kenya Barris overseeing development and NBA star Blake Griffin producing alongside NFL star Ryan Kalil.
Needless to say, speculation has run amok over who will take over the lead roles made famous by Wesley Snipes and Woody Harrelson, and we have a series of good prospects to take over...
Michael B. Jordan & Miles Teller
With a name like that, you just HAVE to cast him in a basketball movie, right? To Jordan's credit, he certainly has made a big name for himself, breaking out on the television version of Friday Night Lights before earning critical acclaim for Fruitvale Station and the boxing film Creed, the well-received spin-off of Rocky. Teller has likewise earned praise for a boxing film, starring in last fall's Bleed For This, though he is perhaps best known for his turns in Whiplash and the Divergent franchise. Granted, the last time these two teamed up, things didn't work out with the ill-fated Fantastic Four reboot. However, the original WMCJ is a tale of redemption, making it perfect for this duo's next turn.
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Will Ferrell & Andre Benjamin
WMCJ wasn't the last time Harrelson laced up his sneakers for some hardwood action. 16 years later, he co-starred in the ABA-inspired comedy Semi-Pro alongside Ferrell and Benjamin, the latter better known as the rapper Andre 3000. Ferrell is need of a good hit and Benjamin needs to work his way back into film, his last role being that of Jimi Hendrix in a 2013 biopic. It would be a most welcome return to glory for both of them, and, at the same time, be both a reunion and a tribute to the legendary Flint Tropics.
LeBron James & Blake Griffin
You have the services of one NBA superstar who will be doing behind the scenes work in Griffin, who has a bit of acting experience via the television shows Greek and 90210. Why not add another, who acting skills apparently work both on and off the court? James's on-court performances have taken center stage following Monday's showdown with the Warriors, making was quickly forget that James actually did a solid job in last summer's Trainwreck. Griffin also makes us laugh with his numerous Kia commercials, this could work.
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