About Last Night “Remake” Casting Updates: Early, Hart, Bryant
A “black” adaptation of David Mamet’s play, Sexual Perversity in Chicago, is currently in the works. The play’s was first adapted to the big screen in the 1986 film “About Last Night” in which Rob Lowe, Jim Belushi, and Demi Moore starred.
The new black version will feature Michael Early and Joy Bryant as leading lovers, supported by Kevin Hart and Regina Hall. The film is intended to follow the play rather than the 1986 movie , though comparisons to the movie seem to be more popular.
According to Broadway World:
Sexual Perversity In Chicago focuses on Danny and Deb, two twenty-somethings who begin a tentative fumbling towards love amongst the sexual excesses of the 1970s. But this awkward beginning of romance is given a harsh introduction to the reality of interpersonal drama by Bernie, Danny’s brash and cynical best friend, and Joan, Deb’s fierce and cold roommate. Mamet’s play examines the workings of love and romance in a society where monogamy and commitment have become the perversity.
The news about the “About Last Night remake” has come in the same year as a remake of Steel Magnolias, starring Queen Latifah, and A Streetcar Named Desire, starring Blair Underwood were released on screen and stage.
Do you think black remixes of films and plays with originally white casts will be the new trend?