Watch Jack Harlow make the leap from rapper to actor in 'White Men Can't Jump' trailer
Jack Harlow fans, anxious for the Louisville rapper's feature film debut, don't have long to wait. This week, 20th Century Studios has released the first footage of its remake of "White Men Can't Jump" starring Harlow and Sinqua Walls ('Nanny,' 'American Soul'.)
In the film, Harlow plays Jeremy, a former basketball star whose injuries have stalled his career. Walls, who plays, Kamal, is a promising player who has derailed his own future in the sport.
Fresh off three nominations at the 65th Grammy Awards, "White Men Can't Jump" officially marks Harlow’s transition from recording artist to actor.
The film is scheduled to be released on May 19 on Hulu. It's a remake of the original "White Men Can't Jump" 1992 film which starred Wesley Snipes and Woody Harrelson as a pair of street basketball hustlers who team up for a big match-up.
According to the film's director, Charles Kidd II, known professionally as Calmatic, Harlow's charisma as a musical artist makes him a natural in the acting arena.
Background:Jack Harlow to star in the ‘White Men Can’t Jump’ reboot after first-ever screen audition
"I'm calling it now. I feel like 10 years from now, it’s going to be 'Jack Harlow, the actor, who just happens to also be one of the best rappers in the game,'" Calmatic told Variety.
More proof that acting could take a more prominent role in Harlow's future plans, the Atherton High School grad can be seen alongside Missy Elliott in a Doritos commercial set to air during Superbowl LVII, which features the Kansas City Chiefs taking on the Philadelphia Eagles.
During an interview on the red carpet at the Grammy Awards, Harlow told Extra's Rachel Lindsay he plans to watch the game (and his commercial) at his home in Louisville on Feb. 12.
The rapper showed off his nonverbal acting and basketball skills when he costarred in a commercial for New Balance with Kawhi Leonard. Finally, for those who want a true taste of an uncensored Harlow, you check out his hilarious appearance on "Hot Ones," an American YouTube talk show where host Sean Evans asks his celebrities guests questions while they attempt to complete rounds of chicken wings coated in spicy hot sauce.
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