Three decades ago the film ‘House Party’ starring rap duo Kid N’ Play and comedian Martin Lawrence made its debut. Now, thanks to NBA superstar Lebron James and Maverick Carter a new version of the film is set to hit the big screen for the new generation.
According to media reports, Lebron James and Maverick Carter’s production company SpringHill Entertainment is set to produce a modern version of the 90’s film ‘House Party’. The remake of ‘House Party’ was initially announced in 2018. During that time James told the Hollywood Reporter that the musical dramedy is not a reboot but a new version of a classic movie.
The original film ‘House Party’ produced by New Line Cinema, starring Christopher ‘Kid’ Reid and Christopher ’Play’ Martin was written and directed by Reginald Hudlin. Kid who was grounded by his father played by the late Robin Harris, decided to go to a house party which was being hosted by his friend Play not caring about the repercussions after. Reid and Martin are joined by Martin Lawrence who plays Bilal the Deejay, Tisha Campbell (Sydney), A.J. Johnson (Sharane) and the late John Witherspoon who played Mr. Stirkland.
In the new version of ‘House Party’ James has recruited Dominican actor Jorge Lendeborg Jr. and British actor Tosin Cole to be casted in the roles of Christoper “Kid” Reid and Christopher “Play” Martin. Lendeborg, 28, is known for his roles in the films Bumblebee, Spiderman: Far From Home and for his role as Jah Son in the “Wu-Tang: An American Saga”. Cole, 28, is known for his small stint in the 2015 film Star Wars: The Force Awakens and for playing in several short British television series and films including the BBC teen drama “The Cut” and as Ryan Sinclair in “Doctor Who”. He will also be starring in a leading role in the television series 61st Street produced by Michael B. Jordan.
Tamara Anderson is a freelance writer in the Chicagoland area. She has featured articles in multiple entertainment and hip-hop media outlets.