Hollywood has always been fascinated by remakes. Although most film reboots are modest portrayals of their predecessors they usually have a large box office draw from fans of the original.
After the success of restorations like The Karate Kid, and Steel Magnolias a new trend is rising — remaking films with a predominantly black cast.
The latest attempt to colorize 1980s cinema comes in the form of About Last Night. Currently in production, the modern remake is based on the successful 1986 romantic comedy starring former “Brat Packers” Rob Lowe and Demi Moore.
Adapted from the David Mamet play Sexual Perversity in Chicago, About Last Night is about a couple that meets in a bar and embarks on a relationship after a one-night-stand. Despite the unlikely premise, the film is actually quite good with standout performances by both Moore and Lowe.
The contemporary reworking features Michael Ealy, Regina Hall, Joy Bryant, and pint-size funny man Kevin Hart. The Parenthood alumni and Think Like a Man stars will add a welcomed urban flavor to the timeless story.
About Last Night is scheduled for a 2014 release date.