News

Adam McKay Takes Uptown Saturday Night

Source:   Deadline
April 26, 2012


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.


| 13 comments | Add a comment

From Around the Web

comments powered by Disqus
Latest Headlines:

200 Cosplay Photos from Stan Lee's Comikaze Expo 2014!
TNT Greenlights High-Octane Drama Agent X
Julian Maury and Alexandre Bustillo to Take on Leatherface
Who Will Play Henry in Pirates of the Caribbean 5?
X-Men Gambit Spinoff Starring Channing Tatum Moving Forward
134 Documentary Features Submitted for the 2014 Oscar Race
More Supergirl TV Series Characters Revealed
'Never Say Never' Says Christopher Nolan About Another Superhero Film
Exclusive: New Footage Awaits in The Pyramid Featurette
Peeta Gets a New TV Spot for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1
The Star Wars News Roundup - 10.31.14
Paramount Taps Alex Garland to Direct Annihilation
Meet Victor Zsasz in a New Promo for Gotham
Stephen Amell Thinks Grant Gustin Should Play The Flash on the Big Screen
Eric Bana and Ricky Gervais to Star in Special Correspondents
CS Video: Nicole Kidman on Her New Thriller, Before I Go to Sleep
James O'Barr Offers Huge Update on The Crow
Terminator Genisys Storyboards Reveal a Battle Scene

Follow ComingSoon.net on Twitter
MOST ACTIVE
From our partners