Tosin Cole is reported to be starring in House Party – a remake of the classic 90s hip hop comedy
Doctor Who’s Ryan, Tosin Cole, continues to build his post-TARDIS career. Deadline report that he’s set to be cast in a new remake of classic 1990 comedy House Party. The original followed two teenagers, played by hip hop duo Kid’n’Play, as they attempt to host the house party of the year. In their way stand school bullies, a suspicious father, racist cops, and general chaos.
Cole joins Jorge Lendeborg Jr, another rising star seen in movies such as Bumblebee, Spider-Man, and Critical Thinking, as the new duo determined to have the night of their lives. Stephen Glover and Jamal Olori have written the new House Party, fresh from their success with the Emmy nominated Atlanta. They’ve listed the original film, which went on to inspire three sequels, as one of their favourites growing up. And this new remake seeks to introduce its fun and energy to a new generation. Meanwhile, LeBron James, shortly to be seen on screen himself in the new Space Jam film, produces alongside Maverick Carter via their Springhill Entertainment production company.
House Party joins starring roles in 61st Street and Ear for Eye on Cole’s busy calendar
This latest news is more evidence that Cole’s career hasn’t kept still since he finished his final Doctor Who scenes. He’s currently filming as the lead actor in 61st Street, a hard hitting drama series where he stars as Moses Johnson, a young man in Chicago who has a life changing encounter with the police. Following that will be Ear for Eye, the big screen adaptation of the play about systemic racism in which he also starred at the Royal Court Theatre. For 61st Street he’ll be supported by Courtney B. Vance (Lovecraft Country, American Crime Story) while Ear for Eye pairs him with Lashana Lynch (Captain Marvel, No Time to Die).
For the moment, Tosin Cole shows every sign of following in the footsteps of recent Doctor Who companions like Billie Piper (I Hate Suzie, Penny Dreadful), Karen Gillan (Avengers, Jumanji), and Jenna Coleman (Victoria, The Serpent). Like them he appears well on course to a very successful post-Who career.
There’s no release date for House Party yet. 61st Street is scheduled for broadcast on AMC and BBC One later this year.