Tim Story (“Ride Along”) is in talks to direct the Screen Gems movie, which will be produced by Will Packer and Will Gluck
In what may prove to be a formidable pairing, Jamie Foxx and Kevin Hart are in talks to star in “The Black Phantom,” which Tim Story is in talks to direct for Screen Gems, an individual familiar with the project has told TheWrap.
Hart's frequent collaborator Will Packer is producing the movie with Will Gluck. The script is credited to Dave Lease and Megan Hinds.
“The Black Phantom follows a double-crossed mob hit man who enlists the help of The Black Phantom, the very same hitman who had been sent to kill him.
Screen Gems president Clint Culpepper will oversee the project for the studio, which along with parent company Sony, is heavily invested in Hart and Foxx.
Hart currently stars in Screen Gems’ remake of “About Last Night,” and he'll soon be seen in the studio's sequel “Think Like a Man Too.” Foxx will soon be seen as Electro in Sony's “The Amazing Spider-Man 2,” and he also stars in the studio's remake of “Annie.”
Hart is repped by UTA and 3 Arts Entertainment while Oscar winner Foxx is repped by CAA and LBI Entertainment.
The news was first reported by Variety.