Will Smith and Denzel Washington Remake Plan For ‘Uptown Saturday Night’

The 1974 hit comedy Uptown Saturday Night may begin shooting this summer

denzel-washington-will-smith1The two actors’ plans to remake the 1974 comedy are taking shape, as Nicholas Stoller has joined the project as a screenwriter, Variety reports.

Stoller, who directed “Forgetting Sarah Marshall” (2008) and wrote “The Muppets” (2011) among other films, has been tasked with penning the screenplay for the forthcoming “Uptown Saturday Night” remake, a project championed by Will Smith since 2002. Adam McKay (“Step Brothers”) has been attached to direct this Warner Bros production since last year.

Will Smith and Denzel Washington will star in the roles originally played by Bill Cosby and Sidney Poitier. The 1974 film followed two friends who head to an uptown club one Saturday night and become the victims of a hold-up. The next day, the pair sets out to recover one of the stolen wallets, which contains a winning lottery ticket.

“Uptown Saturday Night” could begin shooting in the summer 2014.

Watch the trailer for “Uptown Saturday Night” (1974):

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