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Tim Story in Talks to Direct Kevin Hart in Superhero Comedy

Tim Story Kevin Hart Superhero Night Wolf

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Tim Story is in talks to direct and produce Kevin Hart in “Night Wolf,” a excessive idea comedian twist on the superhero style, Adam Fogelson, Chairman of STXfilms Motion Picture Group introduced on Monday.

“Night Wolf,” written by “Detective Pikachu” screenwriters Dan Hernandez and Benji Samit, follows a person (Hart) assembly his future father-in-law for the primary time solely to find he’s secretly the superhero often called the Night Wolf. Hart will even produce by way of his banner HartBeat Productions. Story will even produce by way of his manufacturing firm, The Story Company. Sharla Sumpter Bridgett will government produce. Bryan Smiley is overseeing manufacturing for HartBeat and can produce together with STX’s EVP of Production Drew Simon.

Tim Story is Hart’s longtime collaborator, having directed “Ride Along,” “Think Like a Man” and different stand-up comedy specials. Story is presently in post-production on “Tom & Jerry” for Warner Bros. Pictures, which can debut in 2021.

“Tim was our first choice for this project,” Fogelson mentioned in an announcement to TheWrap. “His skill with both comedy and action, along with his long history of working with Kevin on both ‘Ride Along’ films, both ‘Think Like a Man’ films, and many of Kevin’s comedy standup event films made him uniquely suited for this material. He came in with a great take and STX and HartBeat couldn’t be more excited to get started.”

Hart starred in 2019’s “The Upside,” that STX distributed, which grossed over $100 million on the field workplace.

Tim Story is repped by UTA and Ziffren Brittenham. Hart is represented by 3 Arts Entertainment, UTA & and Schreck Rose Dapello Adams Berlin Dunham.

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