Kevin Hart is entering the superhero world in the original superhero comedy Night Wolf that he will produce and star in.
According to Deadline, STXfilms has bought the “high concept comic superhero pitch” from Detective Pikachu writers Dan Hernandez and Benji Samit.
Night Wolf is described as a “Meet the Parents-esque encounter where a man (Hart) meets his future father-in-law for the first time only to discover he is secretly the superhero known as the Night Wolf.”
This will be the third new comedy that distributor STX and Hart’s HartBeat production shingle will team on. STX distributed Hart’s The Upsideearlier this year.
“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. We are thrilled to be working on what will now be our fourth film together,” said Chairman of STXfilms Adam Fogelson in a Thursday announcement.
Added Hart, “I am excited to be working with our friends at STX again. They brought us a great project with Night Wolf. 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 dad to be is secretly a superhero.”