Deadline is exclusively reporting that Common is set to co-produce a remake of the 1975 Chicago motion picture, Cooley High. The original was an undisputed classic centered around a group of high school teenagers and the trials and tribulations of the Chicago landscape of the 60s. The original was made for $750,000 and grossed an astounding $13 million in theaters. I guess Chicago native Com Sense thought it was only right to green light a remake.
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EXCLUSIVE: Cooley High has been set for a remake at MGM with DeVon Franklin, Common and Tony Krantz partnering on the seminal 1975 coming-of-age drama. Seth Rosenfeld will write the script. Set in 1960s Chicago and focused on a group of high school pals with big dreams of getting out of the South Side, Cooley High fell in with a series of terrific coming-of-age films that included American Graffiti, The Lords Of Flatbush and The Wanderers.