Will Smith and Denzel Washington could team up like Sydney Poitier and Bill Cosby for the remake of Uptown Saturday Night.
Adam McKay is currently in negotiations to direct Uptown Saturday Night, the Warner Bros remake that the studio is trying to get the two A-list actors to star in.
The original Uptown Saturday Night is a 1974 comedy directed by Poitier, and written by Richard Wesley. The film starred Cosby and Poitier as friends who visit an illegal nightclub, and while there, the two are robbed for their wallets by thieves. One of the wallets had a winning lottery ticket in it, causing the pair to clash against the criminals to get their possessions back.
Cosby and Poitier teamed up again for Let’s Do It Again (1975) and A Piece of the Action (1977). Although their characters have different names in each film, the three films are considered to be a trilogy (Wiki).
McKay is getting ready to direct Anchorman 2, the Will Ferrell film that Paramount has set to start shooting early 2013. McKay and Ferrell wrote the script and Judd Apatow is producing. McKay’s other movie credits include The Other Guys and Talladega Nights.