When it musically depicted the Black teen situation with “crispness and uniqueness,” as Roger Ebert put it in his review at the time, the film “House Party” launched a few careers, became a cult classic, took made million dollars with a limited release and spawned a few sequels. Thanks to New Line finally and of course, the HBO Max for the reboot and the house party is returning now in 2022
The appropriately titled House Party, directed by Oscar-winning filmmaker Reginald Hudlin and featuring hip-hop combo Kid ‘N Play, is the undisputed crown gem of the lot among the many fantastic movies set during parties. HBO Max seems to agree with the praise, which is perhaps why they’re working on a reworking of the original 1990 cult comedy for a new age – the streaming generation. Let’s start our list of all the vital, proven information there is to know about the House Party remake so far with a reminder of where you’ll be able to discover it when it comes out.
A high schooler (Christopher “Kid” Reid) sneaks out to his buddy’s (Christopher “Play” Martin) home party, which evolves into a crazy night of pranks, music, and plenty of fun in the renowned original House Party. In 1990, the film was an unexpected box office success for New Line, and it is credited with helping to launch hip-hop into the mainstream. Reginald Hudlin’s career as a writer-director, as well as Reid, Martin, Tisha Martin-Campbell, Martin Lawrence, A.J. Johnson, Daryl “Chill” Mitchell, and Full Force, was started by the film.
Following his breakout performance in the thriller Sleight, Latimore has been a rising star in the world of top young actors. He is one of the stars of Showtime’s The Chi, which is presently in its fourth season and was developed by Lena Waithe. Following that, he’ll co-star in Legendary’s sequel to The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, and in early 2022, he’ll begin filming Panopticon opposite Shailene Woodley and Anthony Mackie. CAA, Ziffren Brittenham’s Dean Bahat and Matthew Johnson, and Brand Fetish Management’s Tish Taylor represent him.
The original version of House Party has a simple plot in which a party is being held at Kid’s house, but Play gets into a fight and is grounded by his father, preventing him from attending. When he tries anyhow, things go horribly wrong in just the way you’d imagine. The cops are called in, there are school bullies, a dance competition is held, a rap battle is held, and the youngsters engage in a variety of another mischief. Although there’s no indication of how faithful the reboot will be to the original, it seems likely that the core narrative will stay the same, but be altered to better suit modern times.
The House Party Remake Will Premiere On HBO Max Exclusively. The fact that New Line Cinema’s House Party remake is an HBO Max original was pretty much given in the initial line, but we didn’t say when the film will be available to stream on the popular, constantly developing digital platform. We wish we could tell you when that would be, but there has been no official release date published as of yet.
This project has a long way to go before a release date can be confidently established, since casting is currently ongoing. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the story has already been written, and filmmaker Calmatic (of the “Old Town Road” video fame, making his feature picture debut) has been connected since 2019.
There was already talk about which musicians would be attached when the news about the upcoming not-reboot LeBron James instead called it an entirely new look for a classic movie broke in 2018 as per The Hollywood Reporter, so you can expect the star-studded soundtrack to be a high-profile part of any additional news about the film. However, in the interim the fanbase is expected to stay more patient.
Jorge Lendeborg Jr. (Marvel’s “Spider-Man” movies) and Tosin Cole (“Doctor Who”) were cast as the production’s two new leads in early April (via Deadline), presumably reprising roles played by Kid ‘n Play (Christopher Reid and Christopher Martin) in 1990. DC Young Fly was also added to the cast a few weeks later (via ComicBook.com), though it’s unknown what role he’ll play. Karen Obilom (“Doom Patrol,” according to Variety) is the most recent performer to be linked to the upcoming “House Party” revival. After which in june 2021 her participation was announced finally.
Originally, it was speculated (via The Hollywood Reporter) that producer LeBron James might appear in a cameo, and that potential still exists. Even yet, there are plenty of additional options for performers who appeared in the first two films to make cameo appearances. Reid, Tisha Martin-Campbell, Martin Lawrence, Adrienne-Joi Johnson, Daryl Mitchell, Kelly-Jo Minter, and Full Force are just a few of them, Paul Anthony, Bowlegged Lou, and B-Fine.
Along with his brother Warrington Hudlin, an original “House Party” producer, Reginald Hudlin, the original movie’s director, and writer, is one of the show’s executive producers.
Full Cast of House Party
Michael Heidemann, Jacob Latimore, Allen Maldonado, Maria Arroyo, Karen Obilom, Tosin Cole, D.C. Young Fly, Christopher Wolfe, Tamera Kissen, Shakira Ja’nai Paye, Lester Purry, Jason Toler, Anthony L. Fernandez, Olivia Sky, Bottara Angele, Chinedu Unaka, Paris Nicole, Dolly Gray, Alexis Molton, Hashim Lafond, Jalen McKoy, Brandon Paul Johnson, Aviel Ayoung, Laphea Coleman, Irie Soule, Atticus Batacan, Kelsey Toussant, Dominique Willingham, Queen Blake, Trevion Twosifix Pleasant, DeMarco Davis, JusTina Lynn Johnson, Bogdan Szumilas, Ren Burttet, Daniel Merino, Tyler Thomas Moore, Emily Dixon, Sally Nieves, Randolph Abidor Sr., Myesha Williams, Mario White, James Bumatai, Conrad Garcia and Janay Henry.
Director of House Party
Producers of House Party
Spencer Beighley, Richard Brener, Maverick Carter, Jamal Henderson, Reginald Hudlin, Warrington Hudlin, LeBron James, Josh Mack, Victoria Palmeri, and Gretel Twombly
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