Malcolm D. Lee Expected To Direct ‘Uptown Saturday Night’ Remake Starring Kevin Hart

Today, it has been confirmed that ‘Grils Trip’ director Malcolm D. Lee is in talks to team back up with Kevin Hart to remake original comedy flick, ‘Uptown Saturday Night’ which previously starred Bill Cosby and Sidney Poitier. If Lee does join the project, it will be his and Hart’s follow up to latest comedy, ‘Night School’.  As we previously shared, Will Smith is signed on to produce the ‘Uptown Saturday Night’ remake with Kenya Barris signed on to write the script.

“Girls Trip” director Malcolm D. Lee is in early negotiations to direct Warner Bros. and Overbrook Entertainment’s remake of “Uptown Saturday Night” starring Kevin Hart, sources tell Variety. Will Smith and his Overbrook Entertainment partner James Lassiter are producing with “Black-ish” creator Kenya Barris writing the most recent draft of the script. For years, the project was developed as a possible starring vehicle for Smith and Denzel Washington, but busy schedules for both A-listers have forced Smith to serve as a producer on the project, opening the door for Hart to take the lead.