Denzel Washington and Will Smith could soon create cinematic magic together. According to reports, the two are set to remake Uptown Saturday Night. Filmed in 1974, the original film featured Sidney Poitier and Bill Cosby as friends who search for a winning lottery ticket after being robbed at a nightclub.
Smith bought the rights to the film, Let’s Do it Again and A Piece of the Action, in 2002. Washington and Smith, two of the most powerful black actors in Hollywood, should form a dynamic team. Here are the top black movie duos of all time. –amir shaw
Denzel Washington and Don Cheadle: Devil in a Blue Dress
Don Cheadle nearly stole Denzel Washington’s spotlight as the cunning and quick-tempered Mouse. The two meshed well together as Washington’s character, Easy Rawlings, used wit and a cool demeanor to solve an explosive case.
Denzel Washington and Spike Lee: Malcolm X
Washington and Spike Lee have produced several amazing films together. Their pairing in Malcolm X shed light on the civil rights leader’s troubled past and told the story of his personal redemption.
Eddie Murphy and Arsenio Hall: Coming to America
Eddie Murphy and Arsenio Hall were a perfect match in Coming to America. The two played several characters and the laughs were nonstop when Hall’s antics threatened Murphy’s big secret.
Martin Lawrence and Will Smith: Bad Boys
Lawrence and Smith teamed up during the height of their TV careers. The TV comics transformed into action heroes to produce one of the best buddy cop movies of the ’90s.
Cuba Gooding Jr. and Ice Cube: Boyz N the Hood
Gooding and Cube both turned in gut-wrenching performances in Boyz N the Hood. The coming-of-age story brought attention to the plight of young black men in urban communities.