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Adam McKay Remaking Uptown Saturday Night

The Bill Cosby–Sidney Poitier seventies comedy Uptown Saturday Night has had its rights in Will Smith's hands since 2002, with Denzel Washington being mentioned as Smith's co-star as early as two years ago. Now Adam McKay has been approached to direct the remake after he shoots Anchorman 2. It's been a while since we've seen Denzel flex his comedic chops — which we're only saying because we can't recall Denzel actually ever being anything but serious as hell — but with McKay at the helm, and with the vast possibilities of seeing Smith and Washington buddy up, this'll be one to keep an eye on.