In an effort to fast-track its remake of the 1970s Bill Cosby-Richard Pryor comedy "Uptown Saturday Night," Warner Bros. has hired "Forgetting Sarah Marshall" helmer Nicholas Stoller to do a rewrite on the script.
Adam McKay is on board to direct and Warner Bros. intends to develop the reboot as a starring vehicle for Will Smith and Denzel Washington (pictured).
Sources tell Variety that McKay wants this to be his next film and Smith and Washington are committed to getting the film off the ground, with a summer shoot being eyed. Both stars must be on board with the latest draft, or it's a no-go.
Stoller is currently writing and hopes to a deliver a draft in the next month.
The original film follows two friends who sneak out to visit a high-class but illegal club and trouble follows. Timothy Dowling wrote the most recent draft. Jesse Ehrman is overseeing for the studio.
The UTA-repped Stoller most recently helmed "Neighbors" starring Seth Rogen and Zac Efron, which bows May 9, 2014.