LeBron James and his SpringHill Entertainment partner, Maverick Carter, are developing a remake of 1990’s “House Party” for New Line.
Stephen Glover and Jamal Olori, writers on the FX comedy-drama “Atlanta,” have signed on to pen the screenplay.
“House Party” starred the hip-hop duo Kid ‘n Play along with Paul Anthony, Bowlegged Lou, B-Fine, Robin Harris, Martin Lawrence, Tisha Campbell and A.J. Johnson. The movie, which centered on a party held at a high-schooler’s house while his parents were on vacation, was written and directed by Reginald Hudlin, based on his student film.
“House Party,” produced for $2.5 million, was a major success for New Line, earning $26 million at the box office. The studio then released “House Party 2” in 1991 and “House Party 3” in 1994.
Deadline reports that the New Line Cinema reboot of House Party has found its two leads in Jorge Lendeborg Jr. (Bumblebee) and Tosin Cole (Doctor Who).