The Cotton Club Encore trailer: Francis Ford Coppola remasters and re-cuts his 1930s nightclub drama

The director’s 1984 film is returning to cinemas next month

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Much like his recent reworking (again) of Apocalypse Now: Final Cut, Francis Ford Coppola has been busy re-editing his 80s drama, The Cotton Club. Speaking about it recently he blamed studio execs of the time for forcing him to focus on Richard Gere’ Dixie Dwyer character, rather than Gregory Hines’ Delbert “Sandman” Williams. That has been changed for this version, so not only film has also been remastered, so cinema goers will be able to enjoy a new narrative that looks pretty fantastic. Watch the trailer for The Cotton Club Encore above.

In this lavish, 1930s-era drama, Harlem’s legendary Cotton Club becomes a hotbed of passion and violence as the lives and loves of entertainers and gangsters collide. Now, Francis Ford Coppola’s extraordinary film is brought to vivid new life in The Cotton Club Encore. Featuring never-before-seen scenes and musical sequences that deepen and enrich the storylines, this remastered and beautifully restored version represents Coppola’s fully realized vision of The Cotton Club.

The likes of Diane Lane, Gregory Hines, Bob Hoskins, Laurence Fishburne and Nicolas Cage also feature in the cast, along with Lonette McKee, James Remar, Allen Garfield, Gwen Verdon and Fred Gwynne.

The Cotton Club Encore opens in US cinemas on October before getting a digital release. We’re not sure if that will be the case in the UK but we expect a digital release at some point.

Steven Sheehan

Updated: Sep 16, 2019


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