Wesley Snipes Not Involved In Rumored ‘New Jack City’ Reboot
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It was recently announced that Warner Bros. plans to reboot the 1991 neo-noir gangster drama New Jack City, with Snowfall actor and filmmaker Malcolm M. Mays penning the script. But will Wesley Snipes make an appearance? Who knows.

During a recent interview for Netflix’s upcoming comedy Dolemite Is My Name, ESSENCE spoke to the actor about the rumored reboot—which co-star Keegan-Michael Key was surprised to hear about.

Snipes, who played Nino Brown in the beloved drama, told ESSENCE that he’s “not involved.”

“I’m going to be straight up, though, Nino fell over the thing. We saw him lying there,” Snipes said. “I don’t know where they’re going to go.”

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Key added that the film would have to acknowledge Brown in some way with “a photo on the wall or something. There’s gotta be some kind of reference.”

Details about the reboot have not been revealed yet, but we’re keeping our fingers crossed for a cameo from Snipes.

(Photo by Rachel Luna/FilmMagic)

Dolemite Is My Name, which hits Netflix on Oct. 25, stars Eddie Murphy as Rudy Ray Moore, a 1970s comedian and musician who made his name during the Blaxploitation era. In the film, Snipes plays actor and director D’Urville Martin, another well-known actor from the blaxploitation era.

Murphy and Snipes will also appear together in Coming 2 America, the upcoming sequel to 1988’s Coming to America. That’ll hit theaters next year.


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