The 70’s classic action comedy film, Uptown Saturday Night, is going to be making its return with a new remake version, and fans of the original one are looking forward to seeing what the team has in store for them.
According to the latest reports, Kevin Hart has his eyes set of the remake, and if rumors are to be believed, the actor’s way to become the lead is almost guaranteed. We have gathered all the recent updates and information regarding the upcoming remake, so here is everything you need to know about the forthcoming Uptown Saturday Night remake.
Directed by Sidney Poitier and written by Richard Wesley, Uptown Saturday Night originally was released back in 1974, and it included some of the likes of Flip Wilson as The Reverend, Roscoe Lee Browne as Congressman Chesley Lincoln, Richard Pryor as Sharp Eye Washington, Lee Chamberlin as Madame Zenobia, Rosalind Cash as Sarah Jackson, Johnny Sekka as Geechie’s Henchman, and others.
The story followed two friends, Steve Jackson and Wardell Franklin, who were robbed while enjoying their time at Madame Zenobia’s club. The twist comes into play when the duo realizes that the robbers took their winning lottery ticket, the prize money of which was $50,000. Dumbstruck upon realizing, they decide to pursue the crooked by themselves.
According to a confirmed report from Deadline, Malcolm D. Lee, responsible for Girls Trip, could be the man-in-charge of the direction of the upcoming remake, and Kevin Hart could be the lead of the film because of the busy schedule of Will Smith and Denzel Washington.
Kevin Hart has become of the most sought-after comedian-actor in Hollywood, and he has been a very busy individual over the last few years. He was an active part of both Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (2017) and Jumanji: The Next Level and both of the movies turned out to be massive hits at the box office, so negotiations with Kevin Hart for the lead of the upcoming remake is pretty apparent.
Uptown Saturday Night Remake update
The update of the movie is yet to be revealed, however, according to a few leaks and rumors, the upcoming remake of Uptown Saturday Night might release in the fall of 2021 or 2022.