Tamera “Tee” Kissen has joined the cast of the White Men Can’t Jump remake. She is set to star alongside Jack Harlow, marking the rapper’s feature film debut. Kissen will play Shelia, a role that was not in the original film. According to Variety, Shelia will help to add humor to the film, which is something Kissen should have no problem doing.
Kissen, who is a comedian, boasts a huge social media following. Along with the remake of White Men Can’t Jump, she’s also set to appear in the reboot of House Party, which was also directed by Calmatic and recently wrapped production. That project is slated to hit theaters next summer. Along with House Party, Kissen will appear in You’re Not Alone alongside Michael Jai White and Summer With the Guys with Christine Lee. Prior to those projects, she appeared in the film Dutch, as well as the series Heaux Phase.
The White Men Can’t Jump remake has been in development since 2017 when it was announced that Kenya Barris (Black-ish) and Doug Hall were tackling the script for the reboot. Charles Kidd II, aka Calmatic, will direct the reboot. The original film, which starred Woody Harrelson and Wesley Snipes, was written and directed by Ron Shelton. While Harrelson’s role will be played by Harlow, Snipes’ part has yet to be cast.