LeBron James has signed on to produce a remake of the 1990 Kid ‘n Play hip-hop comedy “House Party” for New Line Cinema.
Stephen Glover and Jamal Olori, a two-time Writers Guild Award winner for “Atlanta,” will script the new version, which will follow young people at a house party that goes terribly, horribly wrong.
NBA star James will produce with Maverick Carter in conjunction with their SpringHill Entertainment banner.
Writer-director Reginald Hudlin made his feature debut on the original 1990 comedy, which he adapted from a short film of the same name.
The film starred hip-hop duo Kid ‘n Play, a.k.a. Christopher “Kid” Reid and Christopher “Play” Martin, as high schoolers who decide to host a party while Kid’s parents are on vacation.
The film became an indie hit, grossing more than $26 million domestically, and spawned two sequels in 1991 and 1994.