Get Hard

GetHard

When we first heard that comedic powerhouses Kevin Hart and Will Ferrell were planning on teaming up for a project called Get Hard, all that we knew about it was that it was coming from a pitch Key & Peele showrunners Ian Roberts and Jay Martel gave to Warner Bros, and that it would likely star Farrell as a yuppie investment banker who was being sent to prison and Hart as the street tough who he hires to teach him how to handle life on the inside. Well, today Get Hard is back in the news, and not only does it appear that the script is getting close to being done, but it also appears that a first time feature director whose name you nonetheless probably know has been hired to come on board and direct. Oh, and also a little bit more has been revealed about the lead characters. Apparently Farrell is innocent of the crime he’s going to jail for and Hart starts off the film as the guy who cleans Farrell’s car. Let’s get to the stuff about the director though.

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Kevin Hart

What is Casting Couch? It’s a handy one-stop source for all the casting news that broke while you were sleeping in over the weekend. Not only are Will Ferrell and Kevin Hart two of the most hilarious comic actors working today, they’re also two of the most famous funny people on the planet. So the fact that they’re going to be teaming up for a new comedy from Key & Peele showrunners Ian Roberts and Jay Martel is potentially big news. The pitch they’ll be working from, which Deadline says Warner Bros. is currently negotiating to acquire, is for a film called Get Hard, which will cast Ferrell as a yuppie investment banker who gets sentenced to a maximum security prison, and Hart as the streetwise guy he hires to teach him how to handle life on the inside before he has to report in 30 days. Montage fans should take note, because it sounds like this is the sort of movie that’s going to have a lot of them.

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