Two of the biggest bona fide stars in the world today will team-up for a remake of one of the most beloved comedies of all time. As first reported by Deadline, Will Smith and Kevin Hart will star in an upcoming remake of the classic John Hughes 1987 road trip comedy Planes, Trains & Automobiles.
Moreover, Smith and Hart, both Philadelphia natives, will produce the feature via their respective Hartbeat Productions and Westbrook Studios companies. Paramount Pictures will handle the film’s financing and distribution. Moreover, in her feature debut, Woke executive producer Aeysha Carr will write the script.
The original 1987 film stars Steve Martin as Neal Page, a high-strung marketing executive, and John Candy as Del Griffith, a shower curtain ring salesman. Together, the duo embark on a three-day trip filled with misadventures in hopes of getting Neal home to Chicago in time for Thanksgiving. The film earned $49.5 million in the worldwide box office and touts a 91% positive rating on Rotten Tomatoes.
The last year has been rather busy for Will Smith. The actor recently had a starring role in 2019’s live-action Aladdin and Spies in Disguise alongside Tom Holland as well as 2020’s Bad Boys for Life. The star has also bolstered his social media presence with programming on Facebook Watch and Snapchat. Moreover, Smith recently returned to his hip hop roots with a remix to Joyner Lucas’ tribute track “Will”. Meanwhile, Kevin Hart last appeared alongside The Rock in Hobbs & Shaw and Jumanji: The Next Level. Moreover, the comedian stars in the Quibi series Die Hart with John Travolta. Up next, Hart will star in the drama Fatherhood from director Paul Weitz.
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