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Kevin Hart to Star In and Produce Superhero Comedy Pitch

Kevin Hart is about to star in and produce a twist on the superhero style referred to as “Night Wolf” at STXfilms, the studio’s chairman of the movement image group Adam Fogelson introduced Thursday.

STXfilms acquired the pitch for “Night Wolf” from “Pokemon Detective Pikachu” screenwriters Dan Hernandez and Benji Samit, who’re creating the movie as a cross between the superhero style and “Meet the Parents.” In the movie, Hart will play a person assembly his future father-in-law for the primary time, solely to find his alter-ego is a superhero generally known as the Night Wolf.

Hart’s HartBeat Productions can be connected to supply “Night Wolf,” which is the third movie of a beforehand introduced deal that concerned simply two comedy tasks. Hart is eyeing to star in each of these movies, which embody “Black Friday” and one other untitled romantic comedy.

The HartBeat crew will oversee manufacturing of “Night Wolf” with STXfilms’ SVP of manufacturing Drew Simon.

“After we acquired ‘Night Wolf,’ we submitted it to Kevin Hart and the team at HartBeat hoping they would love it as much as we did. It is a big, broad comedy and the idea is great fun and perfectly matched with Kevin’s comedic talent. We are thrilled to be working on what will now be our fourth film together,” Fogelson stated in a press release.

Earlier this 12 months Hart starred in STXfilms’ “The Upside” reverse Bryan Cranston, which crossed $100 million on the field workplace domestically.

“I am excited to be working with our friends at STX again. They brought us a great project with ‘Night Wolf.’ I instantly fell in love with this pitch about an everyday guy who is meeting his in-laws for the first time and unwittingly discovers his dad to be is secretly a superhero,” Hart stated in a press release.

Hart will subsequent be seen in “Jumanji: The Next Level,” arriving this December. He is represented by 3 Arts, UTA and Schreck Rose Dapello & Adams.

Hernandez and Samit’s “Pokemon Detective Pikachu” made $144 million on the home field workplace this 12 months. They are represented by Oly Obst at 3 Arts Entertainment and Karl Austen and Michael Auerbach at Jackoway Austen Tyerman Werthheimer Mandlebaum Morris Bernstein Trattner & Klein.

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