“Dope” director and Kevin Hart to remake “Uptown Saturday Night”

Once upon a time, in a much more segregated Hollywood, Sidney Poitier and Bill Cosby starred in a buddy comedy about two working Joes who lose a winning lottery ticket while out at an Uptown club.

An Odyssey through a world the movies never showed — hustlers and hoodlums and hotties and heaven knows who all and what all, all black — ensued and a classic was born.

Various African American Stars have looked into remaking “Uptown Saturday Night,” most famously Will Smith.

Now a “Blackish” writer, the director of “Dope,” Rick Famuyiwa, and superdooperstar Kevin Hart are on board.

Do you go older with casting the co star, maybe Anthony Anderson, or find somebody younger than Hart to pair up with him?

Hannibal Burress!

Will Smith is hanging on as a producer.

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/rick-famuyiwa-direct-uptown-saturday-night-remake-1228766

About Roger Moore

Movie Critic, formerly with McClatchy-Tribune News Service, Orlando Sentinel, published in Spin Magazine, The World and now published here, Orlando Magazine, Autoweek Magazine
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