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Will Smith and Denzel Washington to Star in Uptown Saturday Night?

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Will Smith and Denzel Washington are reportedly in talks to star in 1974 comedy remake Uptown Saturday Night. Will Smith will produce the movie.

The A-list Hollywood stars, Will Smith and Denzel Washington are in the discussions about playing the lead roles in the comedy ‘Uptown Saturday Night’. It is a remake of the original ‘Uptown Saturday Night’ of 1974 with, Bill Cosby and Sidney Poitier in the lead.

According to the sources, Warner Bros has selected Timothy Dowling as the screen writer of the remake, who is well known for his writing skills for ‘Role Models’. The story is all about two friends, who are robed and lost their wallets in a night club. They have to solve the problems to get their lost winning lottery ticket.

As per the sources, Will Smith thought to cast Eddie Murphy and Martin Lawrence eight years ago. But, Denzel Washington and Smith will play the lead roles in the remake. Smith would be playing the role of Poitier and Denzel will play the character of Cosby.

David Dobkin of ‘Wedding Crashers’ will direct the movie. Will Smith and the partners of production house ‘Overbook Entertainment’ will produce the movie. The movie is in the process of development since 2002 and the details of the production schedule have not been confirmed.

The comedy remake ‘Uptown Saturday Night’ is expected to hit the theaters in the year 2014.

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