Huff Post Black Voices
It may be safe to label Kevin Hart the hardest working man in Hollywood, as the comedian continues to expand his portfolio.
According to Variety, the 34-year-old Philadelphia native and actor Jamie Foxx are currently in talks to star in Screen Gem’s developing film, “Black Phantom.” The movie is reportedly set to revolve around a double-crossed hitman “who enlists the help of the Black Phantom, the same African-American hitman who had been sent to kill him.”
The site also revealed that the film could see the re-pairing of Hart and producer Will Packer, who has been at the helm of a string of the comedian’s successful projects, including “Ride Along,” and “Think Like A Man.”
During an interview with the Huffington Post last summer, Packer revealed one of the common traits he shares with the actor, further proving the pair are a match made in heaven.
“Kevin and I get along so well, because we have the same drive which is non-stop. We’re always going,” he said. “And that’s the thing about successful people. People that I know, the vast majority, who are successful work really, really hard…”
“Kevin and I, we’re both two of the hardest workers that we know. And so we enjoy working together, because we complement each other. We’re not afraid of a challenge…Kevin has such a unique talent that is really speaking to people right now. It’s really his time, and I love it for him, because he deserves it and he’s earned his spot. “