Release Date: 6/15/2018
Director: Director X
Studio(s): Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE)
Details: Remake of the 1972 film. Allen Maldonado joins the cast led by Trevor Jackson as Youngblood Priest, Jason Mitchell as Eddie and Michael K. Williams as Scatter in Sony’s Super Fly remake. Maldonado has been cast as Litty, a new role for the film, or at least a new name for a character in the original film. The remake’s supporting cast includes Lex Scott Davis as Georgia, Andrea Londo as Cynthia, Jacob Ming-Trent as Fat Freddy, and Omar Chapparo as Adalberto. Rapper 21 Savage is also in talks to join the film in some capacity. Additionally, rapper Future has come on board as a producer. He’ll also curate the soundtrack. Future will produce with Joel Silver and Steven R. Shore, the son of the original film’s producer Sig Shore, will be an executive producer.
The original film, which was directed by Gordon Parks, Jr. starred Ron O’Neal as Youngblood Priest, a cocaine dealer trying to get out of the business, and centers on him securing one last deal before getting out. It resulted in two sequels, Super Fly T.N.T. and The Return of Super Fly. Source: Shadow & Act.