LeBron James must have a crap ton of basketball money burning a hole in his shorts (if you’ve ever wondered why the NBA switched out the tiny coochie cutters for the roomier mesh, now you know). One place he’s decided to stash some cash is in his production company SpringHill Entertainment which The Hollywood Reporter says is producing a remake of the 1990 classic House Party. To answer your first question; no word as to whether LeBron will be dusting off Kid N’ Play for this project. To answer your second question; nobody knows why.
The good news is that the movie (which would be the 4th House Party if they go canonically) will be written by two Atlanta writers, Stephen Glover and Jamal Olori (Stephen is future EGOT Donald Glover’s kid brother). And whatever you do, don’t call it a reboot!
“This is definitely not a reboot. It’s an entirely new look for a classic movie,” James tells The Hollywood Reporter. “Everyone I grew up with loved House Party. To partner with this creative team to bring a new House Party to a new generation is unbelievable.”
The new House Party will feature an all-star soundtrack that might include LeBron’s pal Drake who’s also working with SpringHill on a couple of other projects (if Wheelchair Jimmy EGOTS before Donald Glover I don’t want to live in this world anymore). THR says that we can expect to see a lot of musicians in the cast and that LeBron himself might make an appearance as well since he did such a good job outshining Amy Schumer in Trainwreck.
I remember seeing House Party when it came out in the theater and thinking “is this what High School house parties are like?” because I never got invited to one. I’d hear about them the next day though, as I listed to the cool kids brag about their exploits from my secret listening spot under the bleachers while combing my hair with rodent bones.
I think a House Party remake is just fine. It’s not like the originals are sacred cows; they were silly fun and an updated version will probably make a lot of money. The only requirement I have is that they reference the Kid N’ Play dance in some way because I spent way too many hours in my lair under the bleachers practicing with myself in a broken mirror.