A full UK trailer for the upcoming modern-day remake of 70’s blaxploitation classic, Superfly has been released.
Directed by Director X and produced by Joel Silver and hip-hop star Future and Steven R. Shore, the film stars Trevor Jackson as Youngblood Priest, Jason Mitchell as Eddie, Lex Scott Davis as Georgia, Andrea Londo as Cynthia, Jacob Ming-Trent as Fat Freddy, and Omar Chapparo as Adalberto.
The original 1972 film told the story of Priest (Ron O’Neal), a suave top-rung New York City drug dealer who decides that he wants to get out of his dangerous trade. Working with his reluctant friend, Eddie (Carl Lee), Priest devises a scheme that will allow him to make a big deal and then retire. When a desperate street dealer informs the police of Priest’s activities, Priest is forced into an uncomfortable arrangement with corrupt narcotics officers. Setting his plan in motion, he aims to both leave the business and stick it to the man.
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The film will be released in UK cinemas September 14.
Superfly Official Synopsis
Superfly – the film that helped define a genre in its characters, look, sound, and feel – is reimagined with Director X, director of legendary music videos (Drake, Rihanna), introducing it to a new generation. The screenplay is by Alex Tse.