Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith are developing a remake of Uptown Saturday Night, reports Variety.
A remake of the buddy comedy "Uptown Saturday Night" that's been in development at Warner Bros. for nearly a decade is getting a push forward. ... David Dobkin ("Wedding Crashers") is attached to direct and exec produce remake of the 1974 buddy comedy that starred Bill Cosby and Sidney Poitier. Overbrook partners Will Smith, James Lassiter, Ken Stovitz and Jada Pinkett Smith will produce.
The film followed two estranged friends who have their wallets stolen at a nightclub. The next morning, they learn that one contained a winning lottery ticket, and together, they set out to find it. New pic will likely diverge from the original storyline, and is being eyed as a starring vehicle for two A-list leads such as Smith and Denzel Washington, two thesps Hollywood's rumor mill has long associated with the project.
My first instinct is that Uptown Saturday Night and Let's Do It Again are classics, so why mess with perfection? But with Denzel and Will Smith leading, it could have potential.
Oh and who would play Geechie Dan or Silky Slim?