LeBron James continues to build his media empire, adding an upcoming House Party remake to a list of credits that includes producing Survivor’s Remorse, The LeBrons, and the defunct sports docuseries Becoming.
James, who co-starred in 2015's Trainwreck, is producing the remake for New Line through his SpringHill Entertainment company. The script comes from Atlanta scribes Stephen Glover and Jamal Olori, who have helped develop the FX series’ mix of topical humor with more carefree adventures, so they should have no trouble updating Reginald Hudlin’s (Marshall, Django Unchained) indie hit. There’s currently no word on casting or a director.
The 1990 film was a starring vehicle for rap duo Kid ’n Play (Christopher Reid and Christopher Martin), who played a couple of teens just trying to have a good time at a house party that’s beset by plumbing issues, a group of bullies (played by Full Force, who contributed to the soundtrack), and the late Robin Harris as Kid’s overbearing father. It technically spawned four sequels: House Party 2 and House Party 3, which got theatrical releases, as well as House Party 4: Down To The Last Minute and House Party: Tonight’s The Night, though the latter two were straight-to-video or -DVD.