Cooley High Remake In The Works, Look Who They Cast In Movie
A memorable 1970s classic film will be making its way back to the big screen in the near future but it’ll definitely have a different spin on it this time around.
According to JET magazine, there’s a remake of Cooley High in the works but this time Michael Schultz and Steve Krantz won’t be directing the classic Blaxploitation film. This time, DeVon Franklin and Common have teamed up with Steve Krantz’s son, Tony, to revitalize the movie with the help of MGM.
At this point, the film is still in the planning stages as producers work with Seth Rosenfeld to bring the script to life. It’s been 41 years since the iconic film was released in the summer of 1975 and the legendary cast revealed just how all the film has impacted their careers and lives.
“This thing is beautiful. I mean the film is a powerful film,” said Robert Townsend. “It gives you a slice of life that you rarely see on screen. So when people think about Cooley High, it’s on everybody’s top ten list of classic movies, you know they wanna say Black movies, but I think it’s just a great movie overall.”
Most old schoolers probably agree with the famed actor and producer and hope the remake is just as iconic as the original film. Right now, there’s no definite release date for the upcoming film but we’ll certainly keep you updated!
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