January 24, 2019
With this week's Oscar nominations came a fresh reminder of Kevin Hart's hosting debacle, though the Philly-native comedian seems to have moved on as he looks ahead to two newly announced feature films.
After filming wraps for the "Jumanji" sequel, Hart will star in two films produced in conjunction with STX Entertainment through his HartBeat Productions company. The first, "Black Friday," is described as a comedy based on a story by writer Doan La.
The second project is still untitled and looking for a writer, but is described as an international romantic comedy.
The two films come after news broke that Hart also would be starring in "Fatherhood," a Sony production adapted from the memoir "Two Kisses For Maddy: A Memoir of Loss & Love," by Matt Logelin. The memoir delves into the author's experience of losing his wife instantly after she gave birth to their only child together.
“When I started reading this script, I was immediately touched and brought to tears,” Hart said in a statement.
The upcoming films, as well as Hart's previously announced role in a live-action "Monopoly" movie, all come as Hart's new movie, "The Upside," topped the box office this weekend, second only to M. Night Shyamalan's "Glass," another movie shot in Philadelphia.