Diddy To Star In “King Of New York” Remake
Sean Combs and Oscar-winning director-producer Brian Grazer are teaming up on a new take on Abel Ferrara’s 1990 seminal cult gangster classic “King of New York,” with Combs possibly in the lead role, Page Six can exclusively reveal.
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.
Grazer tells us, “Sean optioned the rights to remake ‘King of New York’ for two years. 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.” The duo hope to start production next year.
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