The legacy of the late Lance Reddick will continue to live on.
Reddick will be honored in the remake of White Men Can’t Jump. Before his untimely death back in March, this film was one of the last projects that he worked on. In the film, he plays the father of Sinqua Walls’ character.
The film will reportedly have an onscreen tribute to Reddick. Calamtic, the movie’s director, spoke about what it was like working with Reddick and how he was always prepared. “As a director, it was weird because I’m so used to giving actor notes.”
He continued, “But for Lance, I was like, ‘Man, I don’t have any notes. That was damn near perfect.’ So I think what I learned from him was the importance of prep. I feel like when he came onto the set, he was just so prepared and knew exactly what to do and knew all the nuances of his character that he just knocked it out of the park the first time. I don’t think we realize how good we had it for him to be a part of this film.”
Sinqua Walls and Jack Harlow star in the remake, taking on the iconic roles that were once played by Wesley Snipes and Woody Harrelson in the original. The movie also stars; Teyana Taylor, Vince Staples, Myles Bullock, and Laura Harrier.
In a recent interview, Taylor spoke on the spin they made on the classic film. “I think with this movie, we really sampled a really beautiful and classic record and made it our own and made our own little potentially classic record.”
She continued, “And I think that’s what this is, it’s a beautifully sampled record. That’s how I look at it. And I love that people are pleasantly surprised because I think we all were kind f nervous until we read the script.”
Teyana added, “The most important sport of this all is being a teammate in life. That’s the biggest sport of all. White Men Can’t Jump is streaming now on Hulu.