Ride Along’s Kevin Hart & Tim Story Re-Team for Night Wolf
STXfilms, a division of Robert Simonds’ STX Entertainment, is in the final discussions with Tim Story to direct and produce Night wolf, a top-class comic version of the superhero genre, with Kevin Hart. Hart will also produce through its HartBeat Productions. The announcement was made today by Adam Fogelson, chairman of the STXfilms Motion Picture Group.
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Night wolf, written by Detective Pikachu screenwriters Dan Hernandez and Benji Samit, follows a man (Hart) who meets his future father-in-law for the first time, only to find out that he’s secretly the superhero known as Night Wolf.
Story will also produce through its production company The Story Company. Sharla Sumpter Bridgett will act as Executive Producer.
“Tim was our first choice for this project,” said Fogelson. “His comedy and action skills and 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 unique made suitable for this material. He came in with a great attitude and STX and HartBeat couldn’t be more excited to get started. “
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Story has made nine major studio feature films. Seven of them debuted number one at the box office on the opening weekend: Ride along 2, Think like a man too, Ride along, Think like a man, Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer, Fantastic Four and Hair salon. He is currently in post-production Tom Jerry for Warner Bros. Pictures, which will debut in 2021.
Hart played the leading role in The top, the $ 100 million hit that STX distributed last year. STXfilms has also partnered with HartBeat Productions to produce numerous new comedy projects with the goal of Hart playing or producing. Bryan Smiley is responsible for the production of the HartBeat team and will produce together with STX’s EVP of Production Drew Simon.
The story is repeated by UTA and Ziffren Brittenham. Hart is represented by 3 Arts Entertainement, UTA & and Schreck Rose Dapello Adams Berlin Dunham
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