John Candy’s Uncle Buck is set for a rebirth on TV with an all-black cast.
Mike Epps will take on the role played by Candy in the 1989 film, while Nia Long will play his sister-in-law Alexis, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
In the John Hughes original, Candy played the immature brother of Garret M. Brown’s character, who takes on the responsibility of looking after his sibling’s kids and the TV reboot sounds like it will stick closely to the storyline of the film. According to Deadline, “the series adaptation, written by Steven Cragg and Brian Bradley, centers on Buck Russell (Epps), a childish man who learns how to be an adult by taking care of his brother Will’s kids in a very childish way. Long will play Will’s strong-willed and smart wife.”
Macaulay Culkin played one of the children in the original.
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