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'Uptown Saturday Night' Remake Writer Tim Dowling Says It Will Be Like 'The Hangover'

  • By Joe Cunningham
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  • March 2, 2012 10:25 AM
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Are we the only ones struggling to picture this film: Will Smith and Denzel Washington stepping into roles previously inhabited by Sidney Poitier and Bill Cosby...and it has a "The Hangover" vibe. Whaaaaa? The film in question is a remake of 1974's "Uptown Saturday Night," and at present David Dobkin ("Wedding Crashers" and the unfairly underrated "The Change-Up") is attached to direct and Tim Dowling ("Role Models," "Just Go With It") is writing the script.

'Role Models' Scribe Timothy Dowling To Rewrite Office Party-Themed Comedy For 'Blades Of Glory' Directors

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • January 12, 2012 10:22 AM
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Among the R-rated comedy boom of the last decade or so, there were the obvious, instant, giant hits: "Knocked Up," "Superbad," "The Hangover," "Bridesmaids." But there are also the films that, while they didn't turn the world upside down on release, have proven to be cult hits with long legs, films that have found their way into regular rotation just as much as their more monstrously-grossing cousins.

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