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Kevin Hart has reteamed up with John Hamburg, who wrote the comedian’s hit, Night School, for Me Time, a comedy set up at Netflix.
Hamburg, perhaps best known for writing the Meet the Parents comedies and directing Along Came Polly in the early 2000s, wrote the script and is directing and producing.
Hart is also producing with Bryan Smiley and the duo’s HartBeat Productions. Lauren Hennessey will also exec produce as will Joe Gatta.
The script centers on a stay-at-home dad who finds himself with some “me time” for the first time in years while his wife and kids are away. He reconnects with his former best friend for a wild weekend that nearly upends his life.
The project falls under Hart’s recent deal with Netflix which calls for the actor to star and produce at least four features while also establishing a first-look deal. The goal is to shoot the project later this year.
Hamburg’s Meet the Parents movies were early 2000s comedy mainstays that starred Ben Stiller and Robert De Niro, among others. The Universal movies grossed over $1.1 billion worldwide. Hamburg also wrote and direct Along Came Polly, another Stiller hit that also starred Jennifer Aniston, and I Love You Man, which starred Paul Rudd and Jason Segel. He last directed Why Him?, which starred Zoey Deutch, James Franco, and Bryan Cranston. Night School, which he wrote and saw Hart star opposite Tiffany Haddish, was a $100 million hit when it was released in 2018.
Hart is prepping to shoot Lionsgate’s high-profile video game adaptation Borderlands and recently wrapped Sony’s action comedy Man from Toronto opposite Woody Harrelson.
Hamburg is repped by WME, manager Mikkel Bondesen, and Sloss Eckhouse while Hart by UTA, 3 Arts Entertainment, and Schrek Rose.
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