A few months ago, we reported that a remake of Set It Off was in development from Issa Rae.
Vivica A. Fox, one of the stars of the original film, was asked about her thoughts on the remake when promoting her new ION Christmas movie on ET Live.
Fox, who currently stars in the final season of Fox’s Empire, said, “It’s a classic, leave it alone. There’s absolutely no reason to try to redo it. It’s been done, and we did it so well, that people are absolutely going to compare it to that and I think that’s her taking on a tremendous chore because that film has become a cult classic and some things are just better left.”
The original 1996 movie, directed by F. Gary Gray starred Jada Pinkett Smith, Queen Latifah, Fox and Kimberly Elise. It chronicled a group of friends who, for different reasons, began robbing banks, resulting in tragic consequences.
Earning $41 million against its $9 million budget, it was a box office hit and garnered positive reviews from critics. It also showed the power of a film with Black women as the leads at a time when Black actresses were rarely afforded the opportunity.
Watch the interview below:
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