Diddy Takes Lead Role In Remake Of ‘King Of New York’

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Hip hop mogul Sean “Diddy” Combs may be taking the lead in the remake of King of New York.

According to The New York Post, the Ciroc and Revolt TV mogul is teaming up with Oscar-winning director-producer Brian Grazer to remake the 1990 gangster classic.

“Sean optioned the rights to remake ‘King of New York’ for two years. The film is a cult classic, and it will be great to remake it. Our version won’t be exactly the same, but will have the same hard-core gangster feel,” Grazer told . “Sean wants to be in it, he was amazing in ‘Monster’s Ball,’ and such strong characters sit perfectly with him.”

The original film starred Laurence Fishburne, Wesley Snipes, Christopher Walken and David Caruso. The movie follows the story of a former drug lord who returns from prison determined to wipe out all his competition and distribute the profits of his operations to New York’s poor and lower classes.

Diddy and Grazer hope to start production next year.

In the past several years, Diddy has appeared in movies like Monster’s Ball, Made, and Get Him To the Greek.

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