Kevin Hart to Play Hitman in Action Comedy “On the Run” for Universal


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will star and produce in the newly announced Universal action-comedy . The film comes from a pitch by Aeysha Carr (Brooklyn Nine-Nine), who will pen the script. The film follows a hitman (Hart) whose assignment goes askew when the target is someone unexpected. Kristen Lowe will oversee for the .

Girls Trip Will Packer will produce alongside through his Hartbeat banner. On the Run will be the latest in a long-lasting partnership for Hart and Packer, who worked together on the Ride Along and Think Like A Man films as well as the upcoming Universal comedy Night School.

Hart can be seen next in Sony’s Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle due out on Christmas. He is represented by , and .

April Dawn | Editorial Intern

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