Jacob Latimore Lands Starring Role in ‘House Party’ Remake

Jacob Latimore attended the 6th annual SCAD a TV Fest on February 1st, 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia - USA at the Four Seasons Hotel Atlanta (Credit: Shutterstock)

Jacob Latimore will co-star in a remake of the 1990 comedy House Party after the upcoming film’s original star left the project for personal reasons.

Deadline first reported the news Wednesday of The Chi star signing on to the film, which will be produced by New Line and SpringHill Company’s LeBron James and Maverick Carter.

The movie will be helmed by music video director Calmatic, who will be making his feature film directorial debut.

Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens actor Tosin Cole will co-star in the film. Executive producers for the reboot are Reginald Hudlin and Warrington Hudlin, along with Spencer Beighley and Jamal Henderson for SpringHill.

The Emmy-nominated Atlanta writing duo of Stephen Glover and Jamal Olori wrote the script for the film

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According to the entertainment news outlet, Latimore replaced the reboot’s original star Jorge Lendeborg Jr. after the actor wanted to focus more on his mental health.

The original House Party starred Christopher “Kid” Reid and Christopher “Play” Martin of the hip-hop duo Kid ‘n Play, as teens who have a wild night with music and fun at a house party. Additional cast members included Tisha Campbell, Martin Lawrence, A.J. Johnson, Daryl “Chill” Mitchell and Full Force (Paul Anthony, Bowlegged Lou and B-Fine).

Reginald Hudlin wrote and directed the film which was based off of his award-winning student film at Harvard University. House Party is regarded as a cult classic for bringing hip-hop to mainstream audiences.

No release date for the film has been announced.

Latimore’s most recently starred in Legendary Entertainment’s sequel to The Texas Chainsaw Massacre.