The bigwigs in Hollywood are still being lazy and remaking old films.  Next up?  Bill Cosby & Sidney Poitier’s classic 1974 buddy flick, Uptown Saturday Night.  Denzel Washington and Will Smith will star in the movie about two friends trying to recover a lost winning lottery ticket. Smith’s Overbrook Entertainment bought the rights to the film in the early 2000s. The film will be Denzel’s first comedic film role since 1990’s Heart Condition.

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While I can see the moneymaking potential of having Will & Denzel do this remake, I’m a bit skeptical as to whether or not the movie will stay true to the spirit of the original.  Will & Denzel are two of the biggest actors in Hollywood, and I’m certain the pressure to appeal to non-black audiences will end up diluting what could be one of the biggest black films in recent history, Tyler Perry be damned.  If I were casting the film, I would put Mos Def & Don Cheadle in Bill & Sidney’s roles, respectively.

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What do you think??

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