‘SuperFly’ swaps Harlem for Atlanta

The film hits theaters on June 15th.

superfly-dom-SF_ONLINE_1SHT_TSR_CANE_10_rgb (1)Sony Pictures Entertainment has released a new trailer for “SuperFly” a modern take on the 1972 blaxploitation action classic.  Best known for its soundtrack, written and produced by soul musician Curtis Mayfield, the original, which was based in Harlem, was directed by Gordon Parks, Jr. and starred Ron O’Neal as Youngblood Priest, an African American cocaine dealer who is trying to quit the underworld drug business.

Future, whose music is featured in the updated version, dropped the official trailer for the Sony Pictures remake which stars Trevor Jackson, Jason Mitchell, Michale K. Wiliams and Lex Scott Davis.

The new version of “SuperFly” which is filmed in Atlanta is directed by Canadian film and music video director, Director X, and hits theaters on June 15th.

“We have all been to movies based on some piece of source material we love and we got to the movie and it wasn’t the thing we loved,” shares X,  “I wanted to bring that original philosophy to this. This is the remix. Atlanta is really a special place now. That is where production happened and it’s a cultural center for the world. The city has had an impact musically and it set the stage well. It is what Harlem was.”

Check out the trailer below:

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