Kevin Hart To Star In ‘Uptown Saturday Night’ Remake | Film News

NEW YORK, NY – NOVEMBER 15: Actor Kevin Hart poses during “The Upside” Screening and Conversation with Kevin Hart at 92nd Street Y on November 15, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Daniel Zuchnik/Getty Images)


Kevin Hart‘s latest project has been confirmed. The comedian will star in a remake of the 1974 Sidney Poitier-directed comedy, Uptown Saturday Night. Rick Famuyiwa (Dope) is on board to direct. Warner Bros., who produced the original movie, are serving as the studio once again. Black-ish creator Kenya Barris reportedly wrote the most recent draft and will also serve as co-producer.


Poitier not only directed the original film, but he and Bill Cosby starred in two of their earliest roles. The buddy comedy follows two close friends who go to a luxury, private nightclub and proceed to get robbed. Among the stolen items is a winning lottery ticket which the duo spend all night trying to reclaim.


Obviously, being a buddy comedy, attention now turns to who will star alongside Hart. Will Smith is producing, but unlikely to co-star. Rumours have swirled that Dwayne Johnson could re-team with Hart after collaborating on the 2016 comedy, Central Intelligence. Nothing is confirmed though.


Whoever the co-star is, they should be in good hands with a Barris-penned script and under the direction of Famuyiwa.


This is just the latest project for Hart, who always seems to have his fingers in many pies. He’ll next be seen in Jumanji: The Next Level in December, while he’s currently filming the drama Fatherhood. He also has another comedy remake in the works – a redo of 1988’s The Great Outdoors, which originally starred Dan Aykroyd and John Candy.



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