Kevin Hart is in talks to star in remake of the 1974 comedy “Uptown Saturday Night”, according to reports. Will Smith and his Overbrook Entertainment partner James Lassiter are producing. “Black-ish” creator Kenya Barris wrote the most recent draft.
The original film starred Sidney Poitier and Bill Cosby and followed two friends who sneak out to visit a high-class but illegal club and trouble ensues.
No word on who Hart will portray in the film. The potential co-star has not been identified. Hart’s most recent well known film credits include Think Like a Man (2012), Grudge Match (2013), Ride Along (2014) and its sequel Ride Along 2 (2016), About Last Night (2014), Get Hard (2015), Central Intelligence (2016), The Secret Life of Pets (2016), and George Beard in Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie (2017).