Check out the Superfly teaser trailer!
The teaser trailer was just released for Superfly, the remake of the 1972 blaxsploitation film Super Fly. The cast includes Trevor Jackson as Youngblood Priest, Jason Mitchell as Eddie, Lex Scott Davis as Georgia, Andrea Londo as Cynthia, Jacob Ming-Trent as Fat Freddy, and Omar Chapparo as Adalberto. Mitchell posted the teaser on his Instagram page. You can check out the Superfly teaser trailer below!
The new Superfly movie (one word, not two words this time) has Watchmen writer Alex Tse on script duty. Director X is helming the new movie. Super Fly was directed by Gordon Parks Jr. (His father, Gordon Parks, directed the classic Shaft, which has a new film version in progress with Samuel L. Jackson, Richard Roundtree, Alexandra Shipp and Jesse T. Usher.)
Super Fly starred Ron O’Neal as Priest Youngblood, a cocaine dealer who was trying to do one last deal before he left the drug business forever. The film also starred Sheila Frazier as Georgia, Julius Harris as Scatter and Charles McGregor as Fat Freddie. Curtis Mayfield and members of The Curtis Mayfield Experience appeared as themselves. Mayfield was responsible for the music in the film and the soundtrack outsold the box office take. Super Fly featured a customized 1971 Cadillac Eldorado and is credited with starting the car customization trend in the 1970s. There was a sequel called Super Fly T.N.T. in 1973 with O’Neal reprising his role. The original film’s producer Sig Shore directed a second sequel in 1990 called The Return of Superfly.
Superfly will be produced by Joel Silver and Sony executive Palak Patel reportedly took the lead in buying the rights to the film. Hip-hop star Future will produce as well, with Steven R. Shore, who is the son of Sig Shore on to executive produce with Matthew Hirsch, Hal Sadoff and Aaron Ausch.
Are you guys excited for Superfly? What did you think of the teaser trailer? Let us know your thoughts in the comments. Superfly will hit theaters on June 15.