The original Uptown Saturday Night was released in 1974 and starred Bill Cosby and Sidney Poitier. The story centers on two friends who lose their wallets at a nightclub. The next morning, they learn that one of the wallets contained a winning lottery ticket, and they both seek out to find it. It is believed the original story will be altered for this new take, although it isn't clear what direction they're taking. The film was also used for the basis of All About the Benjamins, which starred Ice Cube and Mike Epps.
David Dobkin (Wedding Crashers) is attached to direct Uptown Saturday Night. Will Smith will produce the comedy alongside his Overbrook Entertainment partners James Lassiter, Ken Stovitz and Jada Pinkett Smith.
The project has been in development since 2002, originating from a script by Cop Out writers Robb Cullen and Mark Cullen.
No production schedule was revealed for Uptown Saturday Night.