Trevor Jackson In Talks To Star In ‘Super Fly’ Remake

by Krystal Franklin

December 25, 2017

Photos by Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images and Paul Archuleta/FilmMagic

Famed Director X is rumored to be directing a remake of the 1972 Blaxplotation hit Super Fly, starring Trevor Jackson (Grownish, Burning Sands).

The original film, directed by Gordon Parks Jr. and starred Ron O’Neal as Priest, an African American cocaine dealer who tries to secure one more deal before getting out of the business.

CIRCA 1972: Actor Ron O’Neal poses for the Warner Bros. movie “Super Fly” circa 1972. (Photo by Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)

The film spun two sequels: Super Fly T.N.T.(1973) and The Return of Superfly(1990) and a critically acclaimed soundtrack led by Curtis Mayfield.

CIRCA 1973: Actor Ron O’Neal, actress Sheila Frazier and Roscoe Lee Browne in a scene from the Paramount Pictures movie “Super Fly T.N.T.” circa 1973. (Photo by Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)

Director X is mostly known as the creative force behind music videos for Usher, Kanye West, JAY-Z, Drake, Nicki Minaj and Rihanna.

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