Cooley High Is Getting a Remake

Glynn Turman (second from right), Lawrence Hilton-Jacobs (right) and other cast members in a scene from the original 1975 version of Cooley High. A remake is said to be in the works produced by Common and DeVon Franklin.

When it comes to remakes, they can turn out one of two ways: really good or really bad. Especially when you're messing with nostalgia. And it looks like two of black Hollywood's heavy hitters are taking the chance when it comes to the movie Cooley High.

According to Deadline, DeVon Franklin and Common are teaming up to produce the remake, with Seth Rosenfeld (How to Make It in America and The Get Down) writing the script.


The original movie, which was released in 1975, was set in Chicago and followed the lives of two high school friends, played by Glynn Turman and Lawrence Hilton-Jacobs. The movie was considered a coming-of-age film in a time when blaxploitation films were popular.

It'll be interesting to see what angle the new movie will take. But it will be even more interesting to see the response it receives once more news about the casting and plot comes out.

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