House Party was a hit in the 90’s and is one of the most classic Hip Hop films.
The original House Party follows high schooler Christopher “Kid” Reid sneaking out to his best friend Christopher “Play” Martin’s house party in what turns into a wild night of antics, music, and plenty of fun. The film was a surprise box office hit for New Line in 1990 and is credited with helping catapult hip-hop into the mainstream. The film also launched the career of writer-director Reginald Hudlin along with Reid, Martin, Tisha Martin-Campbell, Martin Lawrence, A.J. Johnson, Daryl “Chill” Mitchell, and R&B Swing group Full Force (Paul Anthony, Bowlegged Lou, and B-Fine).
With the film still a huge part of hip-hop culture, the Springhill Company and New Line Cinema see this as something that has franchise potential just like the original.
As with Kid and Play in the original, New Line and SpringHill were looking to find rising stars to put front and centre and went through a load of auditions before settling Tosin Cole and co-lead Jorge Lendeborg Jnr. Execs will now look to find their female counterparts and insiders say expect plenty of fun surprises on the cameo front as well.
House Party will be award-winning music video director Calmatic’s feature debut from a script written by Emmy-nominated Atlanta writing duo Stephen Glover and Jamal Olori. SpringHill’s LeBron James and Maverick Carter are on board to produce. Reginald Hudlin and Warrington Hudlin will executive produce along with Spencer Beighley and Jamal Henderson for SpringHill. Overseeing for New Line are executives Richard Brener, Josh Mack, and Victoria Palmeri.
Cole is currently shooting a lead role on the AMC/BBC limited series 61st Street, produced by Michael B. Jordan and written by Peter Moffat. Other credits include Star Wars: The Force Awakens and Doctor Who and Burning Sands.
Lendeborg is known for roles in Bumblebee, Spider-Man: Homecoming and Spider-Man: Far From Home. Lendeborg will next be seen starring in the Netflix film Night Teeth for director Adam Randall and produced by 42 Films.