Filmmaker Drops Amazing Trailer For Gritty Remake Of ‘The Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air’
‘In West Philadelphia born and raised’ and with that a classic TV show was launched, an entertainment icon was born and the memories of 90’s kids were made forever.
Now a filmmaker has taken the classic show The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air starring Will Smith, James Avery, Daphne Maxwell Reid, Alfonso Ribiero, Tatyana Ali, Karyn Parsons andJeff “DJ Jazzy Jeff” Townes and given it an updated spin. And, trust us, it’s GENIUS.
Writer/director/cinematographer Morgan Cooper re-imagined the Fresh Prince as a drama that takes the original concept of the show – a Philly kid named Will being sent from his Philly hometown to his uncle’s gorgeous Bel-Air home because he’s getting into trouble – and expands on it.
n the 2019 version, that trouble is gun possession, which leads Will’s mother to force him to move. The trailer, shot beautifully and set on a gorgeous California property, recasts all the major roles so perfectly it’s amazing.
Even Fresh Prince star Tatyana Ali was in her feelings, as was most of Black Twitter.