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Kevin Hart Goes Back to School in ‘Night School’ Trailer

Kevin Hart, who’s coming off of the hit Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, is co-starring with the newest Hollywood sensation, Tiffany Haddish who has previously starred in Girls Trip and All Between Us, in Night School from Universal Pictures. Below is the first official trailer from the upcoming film.

Star Kevin Hart and producer Will Packer, who partnered for the hit Ride Along and Think Like a Man series, bring their signature style to Night School. The comedy from director Malcolm D. Lee (Girls Trip) follows a group of misfits who are forced to attend adult classes in the longshot chance they’ll pass the Ged exam.

Along side Hart and Haddish, the film stars Rob Riggle (21 Jump Street), Taran Killam (Saturday Night Live) , Romany Malco (Weeds), and Ben Schwartz (Parks and Recreation). The film is produced by Hart’s Hartbeat Productions and Packer Productions. Night School hits
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Night School Trailer Takes Kevin Hart and Tiffany Haddish Back to Class

Night School Trailer Takes Kevin Hart and Tiffany Haddish Back to Class
Tiffany Haddish is the hottest thing in comedy at the moment. So what do you do? Team her up with a solid gold professional like Kevin Hart and give them a movie together. Sounds like it works on paper, right? Well, we have the first trailer for their new movie together, and it looks like a sure fire winner for this fall.

Night School is taking these two knuckleheads back to class. Universal Pictures has released the first trailer and poster for this hilarious looking throwback to when comedy movies were actually funny. It's a little bit Moving Violations mixed with Summer School and Police Academy. And it might just be what we, as a nation, need right now. Don't believe me? Just watch.

Star Kevin Hart and producer Will Packer, who partnered for the hit Ride Along and Think Like a Man series, bring their signature style to Night School.
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Producer Will Packer Says Only Black People Can Direct 'Black Panther' Sequels

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When the "Black Panther" sequels start filming, a black director Must call the shots ... according to Will Packer, who cranks out some of the most successful African-American movies.  We asked Will -- producer of "Straight Outta Compton," "Think Like a Man," "Girls Trip"  and many more hits -- if someone like J.J. Abrams could take the helm for the 'Bp' franchise -- which just broke the $1 billion global box office mark. As accomplished as Abrams is,
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Wendi McLendon-Covey, Ken Jeong and Chris Parnell cast in Goosebumps sequel

Last month it was announced that Sony Pictures had found its young leads for the upcoming Goosebumps sequel, and now comes word from Variety that the film has added Wendi McLendon-Covey (The Goldbergs), Ken Jeong (The Hangover) and Chris Parnell (30 Rock).

The trio join Madison Iseman (Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle), Ben O’Brien (Manchester By the Sea), Caleel Harris (Think Like a Man), and Jeremy Ray Taylor (It) in the film, which is being directed by Ari Sandel (The Duff) from a script by Rob Lieber (Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day) and is said to be one of “multiple” Goosebumps projects in development at the studio following the Jack Black-headlined original.

Although plot details for the new movie are being kept under wraps, it has been reported that the sequel will be going by the title Goosebumps: Slappy’s Revenge and will focus
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Marsai Martin Comedy ‘Little,’ Two Other Will Packer Films Get Release Dates

Universal Pictures has announced the release dates for three upcoming comedies from prolific producer Will Packer via his banner Will Packer Productions.

The first one up, set for wide release on Sept. 20, 2019, is “Little,” starring Marsai Martin of “Black-ish” fame. She will also serve as an executive producer on the film.

The concept for “Little” is based on a story 13-year-old Martin pitched. Directed by Tina Gordon (“Peeples”), the plot revolves around a woman who receives the chance to relive the life of her younger self, at a point in her life when the pressures of adulthood become too much for her to bear.

Packer, known for “Girls Trip,” the “Think Like a Man” series, and “Ride Along,” will produce alongside partner James Lopez and Kenya Barris — “Black-ish” creator and a producer on “Girls Trip.” Josh Martin and “Girls Trip” star Regina Hall have also signed on as an executive producers.
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‘Goosebumps’ Sequel Sets Ensemble Cast

‘Goosebumps’ Sequel Sets Ensemble Cast
Sony Pictures has tapped Madison Iseman, Ben O’Brien, Caleel Harris, and Jeremy Ray Taylor to star in “Goosebumps 2.”

Ari Sandel is developing the project, which is one of multiple iterations based on the dozens of books in the series that the studio is developing.

Neal H. Moritz of Original Film and Deborah Forte of Silvertongue Films are producing.

R.L. Stine’s book series has sold over 350 million copies worldwide and inspired the studio to make a movie following the books’ author, played by Jack Black, and what happens after his stories begin to become a reality in a small town. 2015’s “Goosebumps” went on to gross $150 million worldwide.

Plot details are currently unknown, but are expected to focus on iconic characters and storylines featured in the “Goosebumps” series.

Iseman already has ties to Sony, most recently appearing in the studio’s monster hit “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle.” She just wrapped filming “Feast of the Seven Fishes,” where
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Showtime Pilot ‘Ball Street’ Adds Regina Hall, Casey Wilson, Paul Scheer

The upcoming Showtime pilot “Ball Street” is rounding out its cast.

The premium cabler has set five actors to star alongside leads Don Cheadle and Andrew Rannells. Regina Hall, Paul Scheer, Kurt Braunohler, and Eugene Cordero will all join the pilot with Casey Wilson set in a guest role.

The pilot begins on October 19, 1987 – aka Black Monday – one of the worst stock market crashes in the history of Wall Street. To this day, no one knows who or what caused it. It follows the story of how a bunch of fearless underdogs took on the blue-blood, old-boys club of Wall Street. Among the intrepid traders who make up the group led by Cheadle’s character are Dawn (Hall), the no-nonsense head of trading and the only woman on the team, along with Keith (Scheer) and Ronnie (Cordero). Braunohler appears as Ty Daverman, a vice president at Morgan Stanley. Wilson will play Tiff, the girlfriend
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Cheryl Hines to Helm “Revenge Wedding”

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Cheryl Hines is stepping behind the camera again. The Emmy-nominated “Curb Your Enthusiasm” actress has signed on to direct “Revenge Wedding” for CBS Films, The Hollywood Reporter confirms.

The pic follows a woman who discovers her rich fiancé is cheating on her. She then “enlists her best friend and a crew of miscreant lowlifes to transform their perfect wedding into a circus of revenge.”

“Everyone who has ever been devastated by betrayal will revel in the heart and redemption in this funny adventure,” Hines said in a statement.

The script was penned by Tamara Chestna, Davis White, and “Think Like a Man” and “Friends with Benefits” scribes Keith Merryman and David A. Newman. Suzanne Todd (“Bad Moms”) is producing.

Hines made her feature directorial debut with “Serious Moonlight,” a comedy starring Meg Ryan and Timothy Hutton that premiered at the 2009 Tribeca Film Festival. “I knew
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Screen Gems Shake-Up: Clint Culpepper Steps Down, Steve Bersch Takes Over (Exclusive)

Screen Gems Shake-Up: Clint Culpepper Steps Down, Steve Bersch Takes Over (Exclusive)
Clint Culpepper is stepping down as head of Screen Gems, the Sony Pictures division that specializes in lower-budget genre films, Variety has learned.

He will be replaced by Steve Bersch, the head of Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions, according to insiders. Culpepper helped rekindle the Screen Gems label in 1998 and was responsible for several hits such as “The Exorcism of Emily Rose,” “Think Like a Man,” and the “Resident Evil” franchise. However, Screen Gems has struggled to field as many success stories in recent years. Its most recent release, the action film “Proud Mary,” bowed to an underwhelming $9.9 million when it opened this month. Culpepper was recently informed that his contract, which was due up, would not be renewed. He will remain a part of Sony’s film family in some capacity through a production deal with the studio.

A spokesman for Sony declined to comment on Bersch’s promotion. In a note to staff, Sony Pictures
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Breaking In Trailer Features Gabrielle Union

Next Mother’s Day, Gabrielle Union stars as a woman who will stop at nothing to rescue her two children being held hostage in a house designed with impenetrable security. No trap, no trick and especially no man inside can match a mother with a mission when she is determined on Breaking In.

Watch the brand new trailer now.

Producers Will Packer (No Good Deed, Obsessed) and Union (Almost Christmas, Being Mary Jane) reunite for this original thriller directed by James McTeigue (V for Vendetta, Sense8). Written by Ryan Engle (Non-Stop), Breaking In co-stars Billy Burke (Twilight series), Richard Cabral (End of Watch), Seth Carr (Black Panther) and Ajiona Alexus (Empire).

Joining Union and Packer as fellow producers are Will Packer ProductionsJames Lopez (Girls Trip, Think Like a Man), and Practical PicturesCraig Perry and Sheila Taylor (American Pie and Final Destination series). Jaime Primak Sullivan, whose story the screenplay is based upon,
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Breaking In Trailer Has Gabrielle Union Kicking Ass to Save Her Kids

Universal Pictures has released the first trailer and photos for Breaking In, the studio's upcoming thriller that will show how "payback is a mother," fittingly enough, on Mother's Day weekend. Gabrielle Union stars as a woman who will stop at nothing to rescue her two children being held hostage in a house designed with impenetrable security. No trap, no trick and especially no man inside can match a mother with a mission when she is determined on Breaking In.

The trailer opens with Shaun Russell (Gabrielle Union) driving her young children Jasmine (Ajiona Alexus) and Glover (Seth Carr) to her late father's house, which has an impenetrable security system that almost borders on overkill. When Glover mentions that this house is a "fortress," Shaun responds that her father must have been paranoid in his old age, while wondering what he was trying to hide. While talking to a friend on the phone,
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Kevin Hart to go On the Run, wants Mrs. Doubtfire remake

Variety is reporting that Kevin Hart is teaming up with Universal Pictures to produce and star in On the Run, an action comedy which is being scripted by Aeysha Carr (Brooklyn Nine-Nine).

Although details are scarce, the film will see Hart taking on the role of a hitman whose assigned target turns out to be a surprise. Hart will produce with Will Packer, the two having previously worked together on Ride Along and Think Like a Man.

Meanwhile, Hart – who will next be seen alongside Dwayne Johnson, Jack Black and Karen Gillan in Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle – has also revealed that he’d like to remake another Robin Williams classic in the 1993 comedy Mrs. Doubtfire.

“I’ll stay on the Robin Williams train and say that if I could jump into Mrs. Doubtfire,” Hart told CinemaBlend. “That was a very amazing performance on both ends for him. I think
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Film News Roundup: Kevin Hart Boards Action-Comedy ‘On the Run’ at Universal

Film News Roundup: Kevin Hart Boards Action-Comedy ‘On the Run’ at Universal
In today’s film news roundup, Kevin Hart is set to star as an assassin in “On the Run,” while kidnap thriller “Days of Power” and French drama “Milla” are set for U.S. releases.

Project Launch

Universal Pictures has launched development of action-comedy “On the Run” with Kevin Hart attached to star and produce through his Hartbeat Productions company along with Will Packer. The studio bought a pitch by Aeysha Carr, who will write the script in which a hit man’s assigned target turns out to be a surprise. Carr is a supervising producer and a writer on “Brooklyn Nine-Nine.” Packer has a first-look deal at Universal. He’s worked with Hart on the “Ride Along” and “Think Like A Man” franchises. The news was first reported by Deadline Hollywood.

Distribution

Realize Productions has signed a domestic distribution deal with Gravitas Ventures to the thriller “Days of Power” with a Feb. 20 VOD/digital
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IFC Nabs Melissa Leo, Tessa Thompson Comedy ‘Furlough’ (Exclusive)

IFC Nabs Melissa Leo, Tessa Thompson Comedy ‘Furlough’ (Exclusive)
IFC has nabbed U.S. and Canadian distribution rights to “Furlough,” a new comedy with Tessa Thompson, Whoopi Goldberg, and Melissa Leo, Variety has learned.

Furlough” centers on a woman (Thompson) who lives with and cares for her aging mother (Goldberg), while working part-time at a jail. At work, she is given a chance to show off her abilities when she is assigned to accompany an unruly prisoner (Leo) on an emergency furlough to visit her dying mother. The trip does not go as planned.

Furlough” was written by Barry Strugatz and directed by Laurie Collyer, who previously worked with IFC on “Sherrybaby,” a critical hit that starred Maggie Gyllenhaal. Leo, an Oscar-winner for “The Fighter,” is back in the awards race again with this year’s “Novitiate.” Goldberg won an Oscar for “Ghost” and currently co-hosts “The View.” Thompson recently appeared as Valkyrie in “Thor: Ragnarok.” Her credits include “Westworld,” “Creed,” and “Dear White People.
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Exclusive Photo: Gabrielle Union for ‘We’re Going to Need More Wine’

Chicago – Actor Gabrielle Union is pulling no punches in her first book, “We’re Going to Need More Wine.” The memoir includes Union’s account of rape when she was a teenager. And at her book event sponsored by Anderson’s Bookshop in Naperville (Ill.), she spoke of her experiences with sexual harassment in her career.

Gabrielle Union for Her New Book, ‘We’re Going to Need More Wine’

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Gabrielle Union was born in Omaha, Nebraska, and after her family moved to California, she attended both the University of Nebraska and UCLA. After modeling her Senior Year in college, she got roles in the teen movies “She’s All That”, “10 Things I Hate About You” (both 1999) and “Bring it On” (2000). She had her first lead role in “Deliver Us from Eva” (2003), and got good reviews for the offbeat independent film,
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Sharla Sumpter Bridgett Tapped as President of The Story Company

Sharla Sumpter Bridgett Tapped as President of The Story Company
Tim Story’s the Story Company has hired veteran producer and executive Sharla Sumpter Bridgett as president of production for the company.

Story has directed “Barbershop,” the two “Ride Along” movies, the two “Think Like a Man” titles, “Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer,” and “Fantastic Four” and is attached to New Line’s “Shaft,” starring Samuel L. Jackson, Jessie T. Usher, and Alexandra Shipp. His films have grossed over $1 billion at the box office, making him the first African-American director to cross that milestone.

Story is currently a director and executive producer for Showtime’s half-hour comedy series “White Famous,” loosely based on the life of Jamie Foxx with Jay Pharoah starring.

“It has been my goal to build a production company where I am able to produce quality film and television projects in addition to my directing career,” said Story, who is CEO. “Sharla’s exceptional taste and ability to develop great material fits seamlessly
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Medical Marijuana Heist Spec ‘Green Rush’ Lands At New Republic In Brian Oliver & Will Packer Team-Up

Exclusive: Brian Oliver, the Oscar-nominated producer of Black Swan and Hacksaw Ridge, is teaming with Girls Trip, Ride Along and Think Like a Man producer Will Packer on Green Rush, a spec screenplay from Matt Tente that Oliver’s New Republic Pictures has acquired in a mid-six-figure preemptive deal. The script made the rounds at studios late Friday and New Republic responded quickly to a rights battle that involved Will Packer Productions and others. Oliver and Packer…
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Kevin Hart Bio: In His Own Words – Video Exclusive, News, Photos

Kevin Darnell Hart is an American actor, comedian, producer and writer. He is best known for his roles in the films Think Like a Man (2012), Ride Along (2014), Ride Along 2 (2016), Get Hard (2015) and Central Intelligence (2016). Kevin Hart Bio: Age, Early Life And Career Hart (born July 6, 1979, in Philadelphia, Kevin Hart age: 38) […]

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Taraji P. Henson Is Remaking Mel Gibson's What Women Want

Taraji P. Henson Is Remaking Mel Gibson's What Women Want
Paramount Players, the new Paramount Pictures division aimed at developing movies based on properties owned by parent company Viacom, is putting together What Men Want, a gender-swapped remake of What Women Want, the 2000 romantic comedy starring Mel Gibson, with Taraji P. Henson set to star. While it doesn't seem that there is a writer or director on board at this stage, Paramount is already putting this project on the fast track, setting a January 11, 2019 release date. The original movie starred Mel Gibson as a chauvinistic man who begins to hear what women are really thinking about, which will be turned on its ear in this remake.

The story centers on Taraji P. Henson's character, a female sports agent who is always getting bested by her male colleagues. After she gains the power to hear what men are really thinking about, she uses this unique ability to her advantage, as
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Gabrielle Union to Topline “Bad Boys” TV Spinoff

Union in “Being Mary Jane”: Bet

Mourning the imminent end of “Being Mary Jane”? The good news is that the show’s star, Gabrielle Union, will likely be returning to the small screen very soon. NBC has snagged a “Bad Boys” reboot starring the actress with a pilot production commitment. Deadline broke the news, and reports that multiple networks pursued the project.

The show will follow Union’s character from 2003’s “Bad Boys II,” Special Agent Syd Burnett, who has moved from Miami and now lives in Los Angeles. The Lapd detective “can pursue all the pleasures Los Angeles has to offer and leave her past behind,” the source writes. “But things will get complicated when her new partner, Nancy McKenna, learns that Syd’s unapologetic lifestyle might be masking a greater personal secret.”

Union is among the project’s executive producers.

The Blacklist” writers-producers Brandon Margolis and Brandon Sonnier are penning the script. No word on who will direct the pilot.

Being Mary Jane” debuted on Bet in 2013. The drama follows an Atlanta-based TV news anchor. “Being Mary Jane’s” Season 4 finale aired in September. A fifth season isn’t happening, but the show will conclude with a two-hour movie that’ll serve as a series finale. It will air in 2018.

Union’s other credits include the “Think Like a Man” franchise, “Bring It On,” and “10 Things I Hate About You.” She’s currently filming “Breaking In,” a home-invasion thriller she’s starring in and producing. This October she released her first book, “We’re Going to Need More Wine.” The best-selling collection of essays touches on her experiences growing up in a predominantly white California suburb, her decades-long career in Hollywood, and her struggles with infertility.

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