Diddy To Play Lead Role In ‘King Of New York’ Remake?

Features

/ October 30, 2013

The revolt will not only be televised, but headed for the big screen. Sean “Diddy” Combs, who launched his new music network Revolt TV last week, is now teaming up with Oscar-winning director-producer Brian Grazer for a remake of Abel Ferrara’ 1990 gangster classic King of New York.

Page Six reports:

The Ciroc and Revolt TV mogul has joined forces with Imagine Entertainment’s Grazer to remake the gritty drama, which starred Christopher Walken, Laurence Fishburne and Wesley Snipes, about a former drug lord who returns from prison to wipe out his competition and distribute the profits of his lucrative operation to help the poor by building a public hospital in a ghetto neighborhood.

“Sean optioned the rights to remake ‘King of New York’ for two years,” Grazer said. “The film is a cult classic, and it will be great to remake it. Our version won’t be exactly the same, but will have the same hard-core gangster feel. Sean wants to be in it, he was amazing in ‘Monster’s Ball,’ and such strong characters sit perfectly with him.” ]

Production is tentatively slated for next year.

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