Kevin Hart is set to reunite with Ride Along and Ride Along 2 director Tim Story on a big-screen take of iconic board game Monopoly.
Lionsgate and Hasbro are teaming up for a live-action feature to be based on the hugely popular board game that’s been breaking up friends and families since its first publishing in 1935. As per Deadline, Hart and Story have entered final negotiations to star/produce and produce/direct respectively.
There’s no word as yet on what this movie will be about, although Hart and Story’s involvement is at least a soft confirmation that they’re going a comedic route. An earlier iteration of this project (which has been circling fruition for around ten years) had the plot following a young man from the modest Baltic Avenue on the road to make a fortune. We’ll see what unfolds here.
“Let’s gooooooooo @timkstory,” Hart posted on Instagram. “We got work to do damn it!”
Combing Hart with Story again is understandable choice for Lionsgate and Hasbro. Even with an unfortunate Oscar-hosting debacle, Hart has proven himself to be a box office draw. His most recent film The Upside, a remake of French hit The Intouchables that finds him co-starring with Bryan Cranston and Nicole Kidman, opened at number one at the US box office with an impressive $US20 million opening.
Story has directed seven films that hit number one at the US box office, including Barbershop, Fantastic Four (2005), Think Like a Man, and Ride Along.