Mike Epps took to Instagram over the weekend letting his fans know, “there’s a new Uncle Buck in town!” According to the Hollywood Reporter, the 44-year-old will bring his comedic relief to the ABC network this summer in Will Packer’s modern-day remake of the 1989 movie, “Uncle Buck.” In the series, Epps embodies a playful, irresponsible character in desperate need of job and place to stay. The plot begins when he invades the home of his brother and sister-in-law after their babysitter quits.
Epps’ co-stars include an all-black cast: Nia Long, James Lesure, Iman Benson, Sayeed Shahidi and Aalyrah Caldwell, a drastic change from the original movies’ lineup. Corin Huggins and Phil Traill snag producer credits alongside Packer, while Steven Cragg and Brian Bradley penned the scripts.
See the official trailer below.
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