THR has confirmed that Kevin Hart will be teaming up with STX are teaming for a superhero comedy, Night Wolf.
Per the outlet, STX acquired the pitch from Dan Hernandez and Benji Samit, which follows a man (Hart) as he meets his future father-in-law for the first time only to discover he is secretly the superhero known as the Night Wolf.
HartBeat Productions will produce and oversee production with STXfilms’ senior vp production Drew Simon.
Reacting to this news, STXfilms chairman Adam Fogelson said Thursday in a statement: “After we acquired Night Wolf, we submitted it to Kevin Hart and the team at HartBeat, hoping they would love it as much as we did. It is a big, broad comedy, and the idea is great fun and perfectly matched with Kevin’s comedic talent.”
And Hart added: “I instantly fell in love with this pitch about an everyday guy who is meeting his in-laws for the first time and unwittingly discovers his [father-in-law]-to-be is secretly a superhero.”
We can’t wait!