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Kevin Hart in talks to star in 'Uptown Saturday Night' remake

Press Trust of India  |  Los Angeles 

is in negotiations to star in the remake of "Uptown Saturday Night".

The 1974 film was directed by Sidney Poitier, who also starred in it along with Bill Cosby, and Calvin Lockhart, and followed two friends as they barely navigate the criminal underworld in order to retrieve a winning lottery ticket stolen during a robbery.

and his Overbrook partner are producing the new film. The most recent draft of the script has been penned by "black-ish" creator Kenya Barris, reported Variety.

was recently seen in "Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle" and will next feature in "Night School", which also stars

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First Published: Wed, May 16 2018. 10:10 IST