In 2002, Will Smith and his production company bought the rights to Sidney Poitier’s Uptown Saturday Night.

He planned to do an all-star Black update on the 1974 classic that originally paired up Poitier and Bill Cosby.

At the time, Smith mentioned casting Eddie Murphy and Martin Lawrence. Eight years late the remake is in motion again, this time with Smith set to co-star with Denzel Washington.

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