Adam McKay Takes Uptown Saturday Night

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Warner Bros. is planning a big screen remake of the 1974 comedy Uptown Saturday Night, Deadline reports. They’ve set Anchorman director Adam McKay to helm and the trade adds that Will Smith and Denzel Washington are sought to star.

Directed by Sidney Poitier, the original film starred Bill Cosby and Harry Belafonte as a pair of friends who, after getting robbed, learn that they’ve won the lottery and set out to track down the thieves and the wallet with the winning ticket inside.

McKay is planning to tackle Uptown Saturday Night after he finishes production on the much-anticipated Anchorman sequel.

Though neither Smith or Washington are confirmed to star, Smith’s own Overbook Entertainment is producing the project and the pair were previously linked to the property last year.