〉Hart will play an unhappy husband who hires someone to seduce his wife.
Kevin Hart is set to star in Universal Pictures’ comedy GREENER. The project was developed for Hart and based off an idea from three of Hart’s friends, with the studio currently searching for the ideal writer. The comedy centers on a man who, confident that he’s in a loveless marriage but too chicken to file for divorce, hires someone to seduce his wife, only for him to discover that he’s still in love with her. Will Packer will produce through his shingle, Will Packer Productions, and Hart will produce through his Hartbeat Productions. Barbara Dreyfus will also produce.
Peter Cramer, who also oversaw the development of Ride Along, will oversee for the studio. The project marks the latest collaboration between Packer and Hart,who teamed for The Wedding Ringer and the upcoming action/comedy The Black Phantom.
The project continues Universal’s profitable relationship with Hart, whose pic Ride Along made a record for the highest domestic opening weekend gross in the month of January, before becoming bested by American Sniper. Ride Along grossed $134,141,530 worldwide, prompting Universal to fast-track a sequel. Hart currently has three other projects in development at Universal, including the untitled Ride Along sequel, the sports comedy Ballers, and the animated comedy The Secret Life of Pets.
In the last few years, Hart has risen to become a box office titan, with his theatrical stand-up special Let Me Explain grossing $32,305,049 worldwide xombined with his success from Ride Along, jettisoning him into becoming a hot commodity. His 2015 comedies The Wedding Ringer and Get Hard, which teamed him with Will Ferrell, grossed a combined 142.7 million.
Hart will next star in the untitled Ride Along sequel and the animated comedy The Secret Life of Pets for Universal. The comedian will also team with Dwayne Johnson for the Warner Bros. comedy Central Intelligence.
Clark Allen | Associate Editor