Kevin Hart has signed on to star in the Universal comedy “Night School,” TheWrap has learned.
The film will feature Hart as the leader of a group of misfits who try to get their GED while taking adult classes. The project will see Hart reunite with Tim Story, who is in talks to direct the film after previously collaborating with Hart as the director of “Ride Along” in 2014.
In addition to starring in the film, Hart will also serve as producer with Will Packer and share writing credit with Harry Ratchford, Joey Wells, and Matt Kellard, with additional script work by Nick Stoller.
Hart, who starred alongside Dwayne Johnson last year in “Central Intelligence,” will reunite with Johnson later this year in the remake of “Jumanji” with Jack Black, Karen Gillan, and Nick Jonas. He also has a voice role in “Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie,” which will be released in June. A release date for “Night School” has not been set.
Hart is represented by UTA, 3 Arts Entertainment and Schreck Rose. Story is represented by UTA and Ziffren Brittenham.