Diddy To Star In "King Of New York" Remake
Diddy teams up with director-producer Brian Grazer on a "King of New York" remake.
Diddy has linked up with Oscar-winning director-producer Brian Grazer to produce the remake of Abel Ferrara's 1990 King of New York.
The film, which is set to be produced with Grazer's Imagine Entertainment company, will remake the drama from the original film, which starred Christopher Walken, Laurence Fishburne, and Wesley Snipes. The story is about a former drug lord who returns from jail with a plan to annihilate his competition while giving back to the community.
Grazer recently spoke on how this project is something Diddy has had his eyes on for some time now.
"Sean ["Diddy" Combs] optioned the rights to remake King of New York for two years," Grazer said, as per pagesix.com. "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 hardcore gangster feel. Sean wants to be in it. He was amazing in Monster's Ball, and such strong characters sit perfectly with him."
Diddy and Grazer hope to start production on the film as early as next year, according to pagesix.com.
In 2001, Diddy appeared in Monster's Ball. In 2005, Diddy acted in Carlito's Way: Rise To Power and in 2008, Diddy was an actor in A Raising In The Sun. In 2010, Diddy was featured in Get Him To The Greek.
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