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'Uptown Saturday Night' Remake: Will Smith And Denzel Washington To Star In Adam McKay Comedy?

The Huffington Post  |  By Posted: 04/26/2012 7:39 pm Updated: 04/26/2012 7:39 pm

Uptown Saturday Night Remake

Will Smith and Denzel Washington as Sidney Poitier and Bill Cosby? Perhaps! According to Deadline.com's Mike Fleming, Washington and Smith could team up for a remake of "Uptown Saturday Night," from director Adam McKay.

The original "Uptown Saturday Night" was released in 1974, the first of an unofficial trilogy Poitier and Cosby made together. (It was followed by "Let's Do It Again" and "A Piece of the Action.")

There are plenty of caveats, of course, for this new version. For starters, Smith and Washington are merely being sought to star. If this sounds familiar, that's because you remember when Variety reported on the "Uptown Saturday Night" remake last March. Smith and Washington were on the Warner Bros. wish list back then as well.

There's also the fact that McKay is going to be busy with the sequel to "Anchorman" next year, meaning "Uptown Saturday Night" might not even happen before 2014. David Dobkin ("Wedding Crashers") was initially attached to direct.

For more on the project, head over to Deadline.com.

[via Deadline.com]

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  • CANCUN - APRIL 17: Will Smith, director Barry Sonnenfeld and Josh Brolin attend the 'MIB 3' photo call at Summer of Sony 4 Spring Edition held at the Ritz Carlton Hotel on April 17, 2012 in Cancun, Mexico. (Photo by Matt Dames/Sony via Getty Images)

  • CANCUN - APRIL 17: Will Smith, Josh Brolin and Pitbull attend the 'MIB 3' photo call at Summer of Sony 4 Spring Edition held at the Ritz Carlton Hotel on April 17, 2012 in Cancun, Mexico. (Photo by Matt Dames/Sony via Getty Images)

  • CANCUN - APRIL 17: Will Smith, Josh Brolin, Pitbull and director Barry Sonnenfeld at the 'MIB 3' photo call at Summer of Sony 4 Spring Edition held at the Ritz Carlton Hotel on April 17, 2012 in Cancun, Mexico. (Photo by Matt Dames/Sony via Getty Images)

  • CANCUN - APRIL 17: Will Smith attends the 'MIB 3' photo call at Summer of Sony 4 Spring Edition held at the Ritz Carlton Hotel on April 17, 2012 in Cancun, Mexico. (Photo by Matt Dames/Sony via Getty Images)

  • CANCUN - APRIL 17: Will Smith, director Barry Sonnenfeld and Josh Brolin attend the 'MIB 3' photo call at Summer of Sony 4 Spring Edition held at the Ritz Carlton Hotel on April 17, 2012 in Cancun, Mexico. (Photo by Matt Dames/Sony via Getty Images)

  • CANCUN - APRIL 17: Will Smith attends the 'MIB 3' photo call at Summer of Sony 4 Spring Edition held at the Ritz Carlton Hotel on April 17, 2012 in Cancun, Mexico. (Photo by Matt Dames/Sony via Getty Images)

  • Cancun, MEXICO - April 17, 2012: Will Smith attends the 'MIB 3' press conference at Summer of Sony 4 Spring Edition held at the Ritz Carlton Hotel on April 14, 2012 in Cancun, Mexico. (Photo by Matt Dames/Sony via Getty Images)

  • Cancun, MEXICO - April 17, 2012: Director Barry Sonnenfeld, Will Smith and Josh Brolin attend the 'MIB 3' press conference at Summer of Sony 4 Spring Edition held at the Ritz Carlton Hotel on April 14, 2012 in Cancun, Mexico. (Photo by Matt Dames/Sony via Getty Images)

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