Kevin Hart to Play Hitman in Universal Comedy 'On the Run'

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Will Packer is set to produce.

Kevin Hart will star in the newly announced Universal action-comedy On the Run, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed.

Aeysha Carr (Carmichael Show, Brooklyn Nine-Nine) will pen the movie, which was picked up as a pitch and follows a hitman (Hart) whose assignment goes awry when the target isn’t who he expects. Kristen Lowe will oversee production for the studio.

Girls Trip producer Will Packer will produce via his Will Packer Productions alongside Hart through his Hartbeat banner. On the Run will be the latest in a long partnership for the producer and star, which includes the Ride Along franchise and the upcoming Universal comedy Night School.

Hart will next be seen in Sony's Jumanji reimagining, due out on Christmas. He is repped by UTA, 3 Arts and Schreck Rose.

Carr, who is currently writing the Hart-produced Showtime show The Studio, is repped by ICM, 3 Arts and Stone Genow.