LeBron James and his SpringHill Entertainment partner Maverick Carter are producing a new House Party, according to The Hollywood Reporter:
“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.”
Stephen Glover, Donald Glover’s brother, and Jamal Olori are reportedly writing the script.
The original Kid ’n Play-fronted New Line comedy came out in 1990, with sequels following in 1991 and 1994.
According to Carter, James, who has appeared in several films, may even make a cameo:
“There’s no plan for it now, but he’s a fantastic actor, and if he wants a role, Stephen will find a great role to put him in.”
James received acclaim for his performance in the comedy Trainwreck starring Amy Schumer and Bill Hader.
It will be SpringHill Entertainment’s first feature-length narrative film.
The company’s list of TV credits include the sitcom “Survivor’s Remorse” and the docuseries “Warriors of Liberty City” on Starz, the game show “The Wall” for NBC, and the reality program “Cleveland Hustles” at CNBC.