Calling all Curtis Mayfield fans: There’s a new SuperFly in town, courtesy of Sony Pictures. The remake, helmed by Director X and starring Trevor Jackson, is set to rock the slick world of Atlanta where Youngblood Priest rumbles the streets and swaps his cash for crypto. A hustler since age 11, his transactions are large – over $33 million – so he’s no two-bit day trader. Rims, shades, pole dancing, music thumping, bling and cars. The millennial treatment of the blaxploitation classic that immortalized bikini-fro-hoop chicks and gangster leans looks drizzled in God’s Plan and Hotline Bling Director X’s chutzpah. He knows how to marry the camera with the man to deliver a 2018 SuperFly dude who leaps right off the screen and into the streets. All hustle. No shame. #SuperFly
The film is produced by Future and Joel Silver. It opens in theaters on June 15.
With the moon shining bright
There’s a set goin’ strong
Lotta things goin’ on
The man of the hour
Has an air of great power
The dudes have envied him for so long
You’re gonna make your fortune by and by
But if you lose, don’t ask no questions why
The only game you know is Do or Die
– Curtis Mayfield, Super Fly (1972)
Trevor Jackson in SuperFly. Photo by: Quantrell D. Colbert © 2018 CTMG, Inc.
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