Two of Hollywood’s biggest megastars, Denzel Washington and Will Smith, may be teaming up for a remake of the comedy “Uptown Saturday Night.” It’s not yet a done deal, but Smith’s production company, Overbrook Films, is in the process of developing the remake of the 1974 film that starred the last generation’s version of Hollywood black royalty: Bill Cosby, Sidney Poitier and Harry Belafonte.
For those of you who don’t remember the plot (or are too young to even know what the hell we’re talking about), a quick refresher: The film centers around two blue-collar buddies (Cosby and Poitier) who sneak out of the house, dressed in their evening finery, to visit a high-class but illegal nightclub. But the joint is robbed and their wallets get stolen—and Poitier’s contains a winning lottery ticket, which they spend the rest of the movie trying to retrieve. Hilarity ensues.
Reportedly Adam McKay, the director who frequently teams with Will Ferrell and who has directed such hits as Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy, Talladega Nights and The Other Guys, is in discussions to direct and produce.