Will Smith will produce Uptown Saturday Night via his Overbrook banner.
“Will Smith, who at one time was circling the project as a possible starring vehicle, is set to produce via his Overbrook banner”, according to Hollywood Reporter.
The original starred Sidney Poitier and Bill Cosby as two friends who visit a high-end, underworld nightclub where they get robbed and have to go searching for a winning lottery ticket.
Black-ish creator Kenya Barris wrote the most recent draft of the movie.
Fresh off his massive hit Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, which grossed over $960 million and is set for a sequal, Kevin Hart also has another comedy starring opposite Tiffany Haddish called Night School in the works as well.
Are you excited for this remake? Check out clips from the 1974 original below!
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Will Smith’s Evolution From Fresh Prince To Box Office King (PHOTOS)
1. Will and Jazzy Jeff win an American Music AwardSource:Jim Smeal/WireImage 1 of 25
2. Will Smith and MC HammerSource:Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic, Inc 2 of 25
3. The Fresh PrinceSource:Afro American Newspapers/Gado/Getty Images 3 of 25
4. Will Smith In The 90sSource:Inter-News/ullstein bild via Getty Images 4 of 25
5. Vintage Jazzy Jeff and Will SmithSource:Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images 5 of 25
6. Will and JadaSource:SGranitz/WireImage 6 of 25
7. Will Smith ThrowbackSource:John D. Kisch/Separate Cinema Archive/Getty Images 7 of 25
8. Will Smith and LL Cool J (you know it’s the 90s when you see Fubu!)Source:Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic, Inc 8 of 25
9. Remember when Tyra Banks was on “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air”?Source:Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic, Inc 9 of 25
10. Men In BlackSource:Columbia Pictures/Getty Images 10 of 25
11. Will Smith In Bad BoysSource:Columbia Pictures/Getty Images 11 of 25
12. Remember “Wild Wild West?”Source:Murray Close/Getty Images 12 of 25
13. Will Smith gets slimed at the Nick Kids’ Choice AwardsSource:Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic, Inc 13 of 25
14. Will Smith and Muhammad AliSource:TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images 14 of 25
15. Will Smith plays some golfSource:Stan Badz/PGA 15 of 25
16. Will Smith at the 2013 MTV VMAsSource:Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for MTV 16 of 25
17. Will Smith on the set of “Collateral Beauty” in 2016Source:Robert Kamau/GC Images 17 of 25
18. Will and Jada kick it with RihannaSource:Christopher Polk/Getty Images 18 of 25
19. Will Smith on the set of “Collateral Beauty” in 2016Source:Tal Rubin/GC Images 19 of 25
20. The Smith ClanSource:Michael Tran/FilmMagic 20 of 25
21. Will and JadaSource:Steve Granitz/WireImage 21 of 25
22. Suit and Tie Will SmithSource:Krista Kennell/AFP/Getty Images 22 of 25
23. Big Willie StyleSource:David Becker/Getty Images for SHOWTIME SPORTS 23 of 25
24. Will Smith and the fam24 of 25
25. Will Smith rocks plaid on the red carpet with JadaSource:Gilbert Carrasquillo/FilmMagic 25 of 25
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