“Old Town Road” isn’t just a boon to the career of rapper Lil Nas X. The music-video director for that smash-hit single just secured a sweet next job. It was announced today that Calmatic will helm the House Party remake that is currently in development at New Line with LeBron James attached to produce through his SpringHill Entertainment banner. Atlanta writers Stephen Glover and Jamal Olori are writing the fresh screenplay. The original House Party starred the Christophers Reid and Martin, famously known as the duo Kid (Reid) ’n Play (Martin), as a pair of high-schoolers trying to throw the party of the year. Prior to getting on that “Old Town Road,” Calmatic had directed videos for artists like Khalid and Anderson Paak, and he will now bring the 1990 classic back to life. There better still be rap and dance battles!
Play looks down at Kid in the original House Party. Photo: New Line