U.K.-outfit Xingu Films, Canadian company Conquering Lion, and Jamaican producer Justine Henzell are all teaming for a remake of the 1972 drama “The Harder They Come” reports Screen Daily.
Jimmy Cliff starred in the original about an up-and-coming reggae musician who gets dragged into the criminal underworld. The remake will be modernized to reflect the contemporary reggae scene.
Chris Salewicz (“Third World Cop”) is writing the screenplay with the action set in Jamaica and London.
Henzell, Trudie Styler, Alex Francis, and Damon D’Oliveira will produce. Shooting kicks off next year.