Among the most classic movies of its era, Cooley High has a special place in people’s hearts. For that reason, DeVon Franklin, best known to most as Meagan Good’s husband, although he is a film executive, has decided to remake the film. Common, a native of Chicago where the movie is set, is also part of the creative team tasked with bringing Cooley High new life. Franklin, it should be noted, was part of the creative team that remade the 70’s movie Sparkle, also considered a Black movie classic.
Cooley High has been set for a remake at MGM with DeVon Franklin, Common and Tony Krantz partnering on the seminal 1975 coming-of-age drama. Seth Rosenfeld will write the script. Set in 1960s Chicago and focused on a group of high school pals with big dreams of getting out of the South Side, Cooley High fell in with a series of terrific coming-of-age films that included American Graffiti, The Lords Of Flatbush and The Wanderers.