Kevin Hart to star in and produce Monopoly movie for Lionsgate

Kevin Hart to star in and produce Monopoly movie for Lionsgate

First they recruited the millennials — and now Hasbro is hooking up with the most controversial man in films this 12 months.

Kevin Hart is about to star in the toy and board sport firm’s live-action “Monopoly” movie from Lionsgate Movies,  Deadline Hollywood studies.

Hart’s “Experience Alongside” director, Tim Story, is in last negotiations to direct the movie. Story is anticipated to co-produce together with his Hart by way of Story Firm and HartBeat Productions, respectively.

“Let’s gooooooooo @timkstory …We acquired work to do rattling it!!!!! Nonetheless grinding with the perspective of a person that hasn’t achieved something but,” Hart hypes on his official Instagram.

Lionsgate and Hasbro have been making an attempt to collaborate on this flick since 2015, once they employed Andrew Niccol (“The Truman Present”) to pen the story of “a boy from the sport’s Baltic Avenue embarking on a quest to make a fortune,” Selection studies.

The standup comedian turned movie star is presently headlining “The Upside” with Bryan Cranston and Nicole Kidman. The comedy-drama — a few deadbeat dad who redeems himself by serving to a quadriplegic millionaire rediscover the enjoyment of residing — topped the field workplace final weekend with a $20.four million haul.

The 39-year-old made headlines in December after it was introduced he would host the 91st annual Academy Awards. The constructive buzz was short-lived, nevertheless, after sharp-eyed social media justice warriors identified homophobic tweets Hart made years earlier than.

Hart stepped down two days later, then reconsidered internet hosting after a public increase from Ellen DeGeneres, however amid ongoing backlash has since made it abundantly clear that he’s bored with apologizing.

“I’m completed with it. It will get no extra vitality from me,” Hart advised “Good Morning America” host Michael Strahan earlier this month. “That’s why I stated for the final time, I’m addressing this. There’s no extra dialog about it. I’m actually over that. I’m over the second. I’m about right this moment. If [my apology is] accepted right this moment, nice. If it’s not, it’s nothing I can management. Some issues are neglected of your arms, so I’m completed with it. I’m over it.”

With a onerous no from Hart, the Oscars are poised to transfer ahead with a “hostless” format that includes skits and a star-studded roster of presenters.

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