UPDATED 7/28, 4:00 p.m. ET: Jacob Latimore is replacing Jorge Lendeborg Jr. in the House Party remake, Deadline reports. Lendeborg Jr. reportedly left the project to focus on his mental health.
Latimore most recently appeared in The Chi. He’s also set to star in The Texas Chainsaw Massacre sequel and Panopticon alongside Shailene Woodley and Anthony Mackie.
See original story below.
Deadline announced on Wednesday that Jorge Lendeborg, Jr. and Tosin Cole will play the roles popularized by Christopher “Kid” Reid and Christopher “Play” Martin in the 1990 cult classic comedy.
Lendeborg is best known for his roles Bumblebee, Spider-Man: Homecoming, and Spider-Man: Far From Home. He’s also featured in Eddie Huang’s Boogie and is set to star in the Netflix film Night Teeth for director Adam Randall. His co-star, Cole has been credited in Star Wars: The Force Awakens and is currently shooting the lead role for Michael B. Jordan’s AMC/BBC limited series 61st Street. He’ll also appear in the upcoming screen adaptation of Debbie Tucker Green’s play, Ear For Eye. The team is now looking for Cole and Lendeborg’s female counterparts who were played by Tisha Campbell and A.J. Johnson in the original.
LeBron James and Maverick Carter are hoping that Lendeborg and Cole can bring to life the film that will be produced through their Springhill Entertainment. James and Carter have partnered with Richard Brener, Josh Mack, and Victoria Palmeri who are overseeing for New Line Cinema. Also, the Emmy-nominated writers behind Atlanta, Stephen Glover and Jamal Olori, have been tapped to write House Party’s script.
The new of LeBron’s new stars comes after he wowed the world with the release of Space Jam: A New Legacy’s latest trailer.
Space Jam: A New Legacy will premiere in theaters and on HBO Max on July 16.