Tiffany Haddish Parlays Breakout Turn in “Girls Trip” Into Starring Role in Kevin Hart Comedy “Night School”

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Universal is staying in business with its Girls Trip breakout , who has been set to star opposite Kevin Hart in the comedy , the Tracking Board has confirmed.

The project reunites Haddish with Girls Trip director Malcolm D. Lee and Will Packer, and the news comes on the heels of a box office milestone for that film, which recently became the first to be written, directed, produced by and starring African-Americans to cross the $100 million mark Stateside, according to Black Film.

Night School follows a group of misfits who are forced to attend adult classes in the longshot chance they’ll pass the GED exam.

The film is based on a story by Hart, who also co-wrote the script with Harry Ratchford, Joey Wells and Matt Kellard, while Nick Stoller contributed additional script work.

Packer will produce under his eponymous shingle along with Hart and his Hartbeat Productions banner. James Lopez will executive produce and Universal exec Kristin Lowe will oversee the project for the studio, which will release Night School on Sept. 28, 2018.

Haddish has been around for a while, but at 37 years old, her movie has just begun to catch fire following her outrageous comedic performance in Girls Trip. Not since Melissa McCarthy and Bridesmaids has it been so obvious I was watching a major star in the making.

Haddish will soon be seen in Tracy Morgan’s upcoming TBS series The Last O.G., and her first stand up special, : She Ready!, will air on Showtime this Friday. You can watch a clip from that below, and if you haven’t seen Girls Trip yet, run (don’t walk) to your nearest theater. We can’t wait to see the comedy sparks fly when she’s paired with Hart in Night School.

Haddish is represented by and , and the Hollywood Reporter broke the news of her casting.

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