Denzel and Will Smith in 'Uptown Saturday Night'?

The director of the remake hopes to see them in the roles Bill Cosby and Sidney Poitier made famous.

Uptown Saturday Night (YouTube)

If a Hollywood director has his way, Denzel Washington and Will Smith could reprise the roles of Bill Cosby and Sidney Poitier in the 1974 classic comedy, Uptown Saturday Night, according to

The two are merely on director Adam McKay's wish list, and plenty remains to be worked out before filming begins, Deadline reports.

But Smith and Washington have long wanted to work together, and with McKay's comic sensibility, the remake could be remarkable.

Watch footage from the original trailer here:


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