Kevin Hart is in negotiations to star in a remake of the 1974 comedy “Uptown Saturday Night” which has long been in the works at Warner Bros. Pictures and Overbrook Entertainment.
Sidney Poitier and Bill Cosby starred in the original as two friends who sneak out to visit a high-class but illegal club, and trouble ensues.
“Black-ish” creator Kenya Barris penned the most recent draft of the remake’s script which, at one time, could’ve starred both Will Smith and Denzel Washington. Both won’t appear, but Smith is still attached as producer along with James Lassiter.
The search is now on for a director who will be set before Hart’s co-star is then selected. Hart is coming off a role in the mega-successful “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle” and will next be seen in the comedy “Night School” alongside Tiffany Haddish.