Issa Rae Is Producing A ‘Set It Off’ Reimagining + Vivica A. Fox Says ‘Leave It Alone’ [WATCH]

by Krystal Franklin

September 17, 2019

Photos by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images and Paul Archuleta/Getty Images

According to the Hollywood Reporter, Issa Rae is set to produce and possibly star in a reimagining of “Set It Off,” the 1996 crime drama that starred Queen Latifah, Jada Pinkett Smith, Kimberly Elise and Vivica A. Fox.

Photo by New Line Cinema/Getty Images

And while this is a new take on the classic, with the overwhelming onslaught of mostly subpar remakes and reboots, it’s understanding why everyone isn’t a fan of the idea. In an interview in July, Fox admitted she wasn’t a fan of the idea after rapper Young M.A. posted her thoughts on possible casting earlier this year.

The 55-year-old even revealed Je’Caryous Johnson‘s 2018 stage play, (which is returning this Fall to select cities) starring LeToya Luckett, Da Brat, Kyla Pratt and Demetria McKinney, was just “okay.”

“It’s a classic…You can do something else new, but you should leave it alone. She’s gonna bring us back with an Ouija board? How would you do a sequel to that?” Watch at the 1:46 mark.

 

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