Kevin Hart is set to star in a remake of Uptown Saturday Night.

The 40-year-old comedian is poised to join forces with director Rick Famuyiwa to make a reworked version of the 1974 Sidney Poitier-directed comedy, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Kenya Barris has penned the most recent draft of the remake and he is also expected to co-produce the project.

The stand-up star conceded that fame can be easily 'snatched from you'.

He explained: 'This s**t ain't real. It can be snatched from you. Look at how many stars they build up to beat down.

'Look at Britney Spears when she was the hottest thing ever. Then Britney went through a meltdown and everybody is like "Well we don't know about this f***ing chick here."

'Then she got back again and everybody was like, "We love you Britney!" It was like "What?!" You're f***ing all over the place, people.'

'It's not like your life changes because of the level of success that you have. At the end of the day people are people.

'If you come up to take a picture of me and I'm with my kids, I'm gonna politely tell you, "Hey man, I appreciate your support, but I'm on daddy time right now." As a person you should understand that.'