Hart is attached to star in and produce Night Wolf — a pitch that STX acquired 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.
Night Wolf is the latest project Hart has hopped on with STX, which released Hart's comedy-drama The Upside earlier this year. It was previously announced that the actor and his HartBeat banner are developing two new comedy projects: Black Friday, a body-switching comedy, and an untitled international romantic comedy.
"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," STXfilms chairman Adam Fogelson said Thursday in a statement.
Added Hart: "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."
No info on when production will begin, but we will be sure to keep you CritiX up to speed as more develops!