Kevin Hart has more movies in the works than most people in Hollywood these days.
Since the stand-up comedian scored hits earlier this year with Ride Along and About Last Night, producers and studios are essentially tripping over themselves to grab Hart’s comedic genius for their own projects. If Kevin was hoping to catch his breath in the near future, then he’s quickly running out of time.
According to Slashfilm, Kevin Hart is in talks to star alongside Seth Rogen in a buddy cop flick from Neighbors director Nicholas Stoller. This is in addition to Get Hard with Will Ferrell and the upcoming sequel to Ride Along. As you can tell, Hart is in very high demand these days.
The proposed Kevin Hart buddy cop flick was originally pitched by Rodney Rothman, the guy responsible for producing Nicholas Stoller’s Forgetting Sarah Marshall. Although Paramount Pictures snagged the idea a while back, apparently the filmmaker is very interested in tackling the project soon.
“The next thing I want to direct is this thing for Seth [Rogen] and Kevin Hart. It’s basically about the first white cop black cop pairing in history. That takes place in the late ’40s and they have to bust jazz musicians for weed. It’s kind of a Baz Luhrman world mixed with Tarantino s***. It’s a lot of things,” he explained.
Hart also has a few other projects looming on the cinematic horizon. The comedian stars alongside Josh Gad in the upcoming comedy The Wedding Ringer, a tale about a guy who is secretly hired to pose as the best man in a wedding. The flick is presently slated to hit the big screen in the US on January 16, 2015.
Still need more Kevin Hart in your diet? The Think Like a Man alum appears with Rosario Dawson and Gabrielle Union in writer-director Chris Rock’s Finally Famous. The movie follows a comedian who attempts to make it big by broadcasting his wedding on his fiance’s reality television show. The film doesn’t have a release date as of this writing.
So what’s the secret to Kevin Hart’s recent success? He explained to the folks at GQ that it’s all about diversity. He said, “You make yourself broad. You make yourself appealing. ‘Hey, y’all, I’m cool with everybody.’ That’s my message.”
Are you a fan of Kevin Hart? What do you think about the stand-up comedian appearing with Seth Rogen in a buddy cop flick from Neighbors director Nicholas Stoller?
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