Kevin Hart to Star in 'Uptown Saturday Night' Remake From Will Smith, Kenya Barris

Kevin Hart - premiere of Columbia Picture Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle - Getty-H 2018
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Smith will produce the Warner Bros. feature via his Overbrook banner.

Kevin Hart is in talks to star in a remake of Uptown Saturday Night.

Will Smith, who at one time was circling the project as a possible starring vehicle, is set to produce via his Overbrook banner. 

The original 1974 buddy comedy starred Sidney Poitier and Bill Cosby as two friends who visit a high-end, underworld nightclub where they get robbed and have to go searching for a winning lottery ticket.

Black-ish creator Kenya Barris wrote the most recent draft of the movie that is set up at Warner Bros.

Hart, who is repped by UTA, 3 Arts and Schreck Rose, most recently starred in Sony's massive hit Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, which has grossed over $960 million at the global box office. He will next be seen in the Universal comedy Night School, starring opposite Tiffany Haddish, and is also set for a Jumanji sequel.