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The Creator of ‘Black-ish’ Is Remaking ‘White Men Can’t Jump’

The Creator of ‘Black-ish’ Is Remaking ‘White Men Can’t Jump’

Another ’90s hit is getting reboot. Kenya Barris—the mastermind behind the acclaimed sitcom Black-ish—is developing a remake of the 1992 basketball comedy White Men Can’t Jump. NBA star Blake Griffin and NFL player Ryan Kalil are also helping to produce the project.

Though the original film starring Woody Harrelson and Wesley Snipes was a mainstream sports comedy, it also occasionally touched on some heavier themes including race, friendship and morality.

Barris’ Black-ish, which he created for ABC, has garnered widespread critical acclaimed for mixing comedy with bigger discussions about social themes like police brutality, racial injustice, the church and politics.

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