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It’s public knowledge that the original House Party is one of my favorite movies of all time. That being said, a few years ago, I didn’t have much faith when I read that LeBron James and Maverick Carter were developing a remake of House Party. Not only because the Space Jam remake was forgettable, but the only movie in the entire House Party franchise that is classic is the first one (Let’s not forget that a remake happened back in 2013, and it was trash).
Today the first trailer for the House Party relaunch dropped, and you know what? It doesn’t look bad. But, more importantly, it doesn’t look cheap. Instead, it has just about everything you need for a crazy party movie: celebrity cameos (I see you Kid’ n Play), a weeded-out koala, an r-rating, and a LeBron James hologram. House Party drops in theatres on January 13, 2023. Synopsis and trailer below.
Aspiring club promoters and best buds Damon (Tosin Cole) and Kevin (Jacob Latimore) are barely keeping things together. Out of money, down on their luck and about to lose the roofs over their heads—and freshly fired from their low-lift jobs as house cleaners—the pair needs a huge windfall to make their problems go away.
In a ‘what the hell?’ move, they decide to host the party of the year at an exclusive mansion, the site of their last cleaning job, which just happens to belong to none other than LeBron James. No permission? No problem. What could go wrong?
How about a time traveling DJ, undependable security, a runaway guest list, one borrowed Lamborghini, angry rival promoters, a stolen championship ring, escalating property damage, an angry koala..?
But also, one outrageous ride stacked with double-take cameos and timeless throwback tracks, R-rated comedy and two friends worth cheering for… you have to see to believe.
After all, a night like this doesn’t come around more than once.