Karen Obilom joins House Party reboot as the female lead. She will star opposite Jorge Lendeborg Jr., Tosin Cole and DC Young Fly.
Music video director Calmatic will be making his feature directorial debut based on a script by Stephen Glover and Jamal Olori.
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The 90s classic centers on Kid (Christopher Reid) who intends on going to his bestfriend’s (Christopher Martin) house party, that he is throwing while his parent’s are out of town. However, when Kid gets into a fight at school, his father (Robin Harris) grounds him. But that doesn’t stop Kid from going. When his dad goes to work at night, Kid sneaks out of the house and makes his way to Play’s house and the party of the school year. The party is fun but Kid N’ Play find themselves in more trouble than they bargained for.
The film was a surprise box office hit for New Line in 1990 and is credited with helping catapult hip-hop culture and music into the mainstream. The film also launched the career of writer-director Reginald Hudlin as well as of Reid, Martin, Tisha Campbell, Martin Lawrence, A.J. Johnson, Daryl “Chill” Mitchell and Full Force (Paul Anthony, Bowlegged Lou and B-Fine). Robin Harris, unfortunately, died of a heart attack nine days after House Party premiered.
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Reginald Hudlin, who directed the original, will executive produce the House Party reboot. Warrington Hudlin, Spencer Beighley and Jamal Henderson for SpringHill will also executive produce. New Line executives Richard Brener, Josh Mack and Victoria Palmeri are overseeing for the studio. SpringHill’s LeBron James and Maverick Carter are producing.
Obilom currently stars as Roni Evers in the DC Universe series Doom Patrol on HBO Max. She also stars in the BET drama series Games People Play. Up next she will star in the Netflix romantic comedy Resort to Love which debuts globally on July 29.