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

Delhi, IndiaUpdated: May 16, 2018, 03:14 PM IST

Kevin Hart Photograph:(PTI)

Actor Kevin Hart 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, Harry Belafonte, 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.

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

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