I had this strange feeling that Universal Pictures would use the release of their R-rated comedy Blockers on Friday to premiere the first trailer for Malcolm D. Lee’s NIGHT SCHOOL, starring Kevin Hart and Tiffany Haddish. Sure enough, the Sept. 28 release looks as funny as one might expect with the pairing of these two comedy juggernauts.
Night School is the new comedy from Lee and Will Packer, reuniting after their blockbuster 2017 hit comedy Girls Trip, which first introduced Haddish to many people and turned her into a break-out star. (The movie also grossed $115 million domestically based on a reported budget of $19 million, so it was no surprise when Universal signed overall deals with Lee and Packer.)
Putting Haddish on screen with the already-popular Kevin Hart makes Night School look like it could be even funnier and bigger, although one would think Universal and Packer would want to give the movie a summer release. Maybe the Sept. release is meant to be timed with the new school season, although it’s also timed with the fall TV season, so it will be a good test for Hart and Haddish’s drawing power.
The movie co-stars Rob Riggle, Taran Killam and Romany Malco, and it’s produced by Hart through his Hartbeat Productions, along with Packer and Will Packer Productions. Malcolm D. Lee, Preston Holmes and James Lopez are exec. producers.
You can watch the new trailer below and check out a few new stills below that.
Edward Douglas | East Coast Editor