It’s been 28 years since the “House Party” franchise began, and now LeBron James, alongside Maverick Carter, are producing a new version. Let’s just not call it a reboot again:
“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 and Jamal Olori are set to pen the screenplay, and while James isn’t expected to star in the film, Carter notes it’s not outside the realm of possibility:
“We’re trying out some ideas for musicians to be cast in and to be a part of the project,” says Carter, who adds that a cameo by James, in high demand since his well-received performance in Universal’s “Trainwreck”, also remains a possibility. “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,” adds Carter.
No word when to expect the new film, but don’t also expect the “Space Jam” reboot any time soon, with Carter commenting it’s “a ways off” yet.