Samuel L. Jackson
Samuel L. Jackson has the right stuff to play Sho'nuff.
The actor is set to star in a remake of the 1985 cult martial arts classic The Last Dragon, The Hollywood Reporter reports.
Originated by the late Julius Carry, Sho'nuff is the self-proclaimed Shotgun of Harlem, who answers his own questions (e.g. "Am I the baddest mofo lowdown around this town?") with "Sho'nuff."
Something tells us, Jackson won't have any trouble playing the "baddest mofo."
The 1985 film, a critical bomb, but a financial success, tells the story of Leroy Green's pursuit to become the world's greatest martial arts artist, like his idol Bruce Lee, and achieve the status of the Last Dragon.
Sho'nuff is a thug who repeatedly taunts Green.
The update won't deviate too much from the first and was greenlit to coincide with the 50th anniversary of Motown next year.
Davis Entertainment's John Davis and Kerry Gordy, son of Berry Gordy, who directed the original, are producing, alongside Wu-Tang Clan's RZA and Dallas Jackson, who will also serve as scribe.