Actor Wesley Snipes has declined a role in the making of the upcoming New Jack City remake. The legendary actor expressed his feelings about the remake in a recent interview with Shadow & Act. He expressed that he did not want to be “associated with it” and that the film “should be left alone.”
Snipes stated, “And the story was built around things that are current. I don’t particularly like the idea of recreating the drug culture…I don’t know. They actually talked to me about doing it and I told them no. If I had a dime for every time I’ve said no. It’s a done deal, it’s a wrap.”
Snipes is well known as the man who played the iconic role of Nino Brown in the original film. Despite his hesitancy to join the New Jack City reboot, Snipes has elected to come back for the Coming To America sequel with Eddie Murphy. In addition, Snipes will join Murphy for the Netflix film, Dolemite Is My Name.
Meanwhile, the New Jack City reboot will move forward with Snowfall‘s Malcolm D. Mays as the lead writer. No other major details about the reboot have been revealed as of yet.