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Kevin Hart Tapped By Warner Bros To Play 'Streetwise Guy' Opposite Will Ferrell In 'Get Hard'

by Tambay A. Obenson
December 10, 2012 11:10 AM
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And the beat goes on for Kevin Hart, who's maybe one of the busiest actors/comedians working right now. I've lost count of the number of projects he's been attached to since the break-out success of Think Like A Man; actually, maybe it started before that - his stand-up comedy concert Laugh At My Pain, also did some impressive damage at the box office, for a film of its ilk.

Since then it's been one film and/or TV project after another, announced.

Today's Kevin Hart news comes courtesy of Warner Broswho has tapped Hart to co-star opposite Will Ferrell in a comedy titled Get Hard.

In Get Hard, Ferrell will play a rich, effete investment banker who is sentenced to a maximum security prison for a crime he didn’t commit. 30 days before he begins his sentence, he hires a "streetwise guy" to prep him/toughen him up for his time in prison - hence the title.

The script will be penned by Ian Roberts & Jay Martel, who are currently executive producers and showrunners on Comedy Central’s Key & Peele.

Gary Sanchez will produce.

Other upcoming projects for Kevin Hart include starring alongside veterans Robert De Niro and Sylvester Stallone in a film called Grudge Match, in which he'll play a fight promoter who gets both old men to return to the ring.

And also, you'll see him in BET's House Husbands, and the remake of About Last Night (amongst other projects).

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  • Deborah | December 10, 2012 11:33 AMReply

    Good for Kevin Hart. It's good to see a Black man continuously employed in Hollwood/show business. But please!! Same ol' stereotypical "streetwise guy". C'mon man! If they really want to do something...Flip The Script! Make Wil Ferrell "the streetwise guy" and Kevin Hart " the effete investment banker." Just sayin...

  • Akimbo | December 19, 2012 12:40 AM

    That actually would be hilarious. Ferrell is most fun in completely off-the-wall roles & Kevin Hart will be high-strung and ranty regardless.

  • Kelea | December 13, 2012 5:17 AM


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