and Will Smith will work together for the first time on a remake of the Black Cinema classic Uptown Saturday Night.
Bill Cosby and Sidney Poitier starred in the original 1974 comedy, which centers on two friends who lose a winning lottery ticket on a night out and set out to recover it. Will’s production company, Overlook Entertainment, picked up the remake rights to Saturday Night in 2002. The former Fresh Prince star considered teaming up with Eddie Murphy and Martin Lawrence before settling on double Oscar winner Denzel. Poitier directed the first Saturday Night, which featured Harry Belafonte and Richard Pryor
in supporting roles.