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January 17, 2019

Kevin Hart to star in live-action Monopoly movie

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Kevin Hart walks on the red carpet the NFL Honors held at the Cyrus Northrop Memorial Auditorium at the University of Minnesota on Feb. 3, 2018 in Minneapolis, Minn.

Kevin Hart will finally be moving on from the Oscars-LGBTQ controversy to another never-ending story: Monopoly.

The North Philadelphia native announced on Instagram on Thursday that he will be teaming up again with "Ride Along" director Tim K. Story to star in Lionsgate's upcoming Monopoly live-action movie.

The film will be led by Hart's HartBeat Productions, Story Company and Hasbro's Allspark Pictures, according to Deadline Hollywood.

Talks for a Monopoly movie have been in the works for a decade, as the popular board game has reached more than a billion people across the world.

Variety reports the film will follow a boy from the game's Baltic Avenue square as he goes on a quest to amass a fortune.

Hart's current movie with Bryan Cranston, "The Upside," debuted this month to positive reviews.

Specifics on the actor and comedian's role in the Monopoly movie haven't yet been revealed, but considering his real-life fortune, Uncle Pennybags would make a lot of sense.

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