*The teaser trailer just dropped for the “Superfly” remake, based on the 1972 blaxploitation action film about a cocaine dealer named Youngblood Priest looking to make one final sale.
The teaser shows an updated take on the classic film and stars singer/actor Trevor Jackson.
“I’m so excited,” Trevor tells rap-up about the project. “It’s a classic film we’re remaking. It’s basically about this guy who is really, really young but he also has a very, very top position in the drug game. He wants to leave, but because he has his hand in so many pots, and so many people depend on him for bread, it’s kind of difficult.”
Jackson says the pic will feature “a lot of fighting.”
“I did all of my own stunts,” he reveals. “My back hurts. My knees hurt. I went through a lot of bullshit.”
Written by Alex TSE and directed by Director X, “Superfly” co-stars Jason Mitchell, Jennifer Morrison, and Andrea Londo.
Director X said, “In 1971, Harlem was the epicenter of black culture, it was really what Atlanta is today.”
“Superfly” is set to hit theaters June 15.
Watch the “Superfly” teaser trailer below + a couple of images from the film.
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In related news, Questlove recently played a three-hour set to a packed crowd at the NoMad Hotel Rooftop at a launch event for new app Romio hosted by the tech company’s CEO Tarik Sansal.
But according to Page Six, some guests were surprised that The Roots drummer was surrounded by security and signs that read in bold letters “NO PHOTOS.”
A source said the signs were there because camera flashes distract Questlove, and he has always insisted on no photos when he spins.
Romio is a new app that allows users to book services such as nannies, dog walkers, handymen and even stylists endorsed by an expert in each field, according to the report.