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Will Ferrell and Kevin Hart 'Get Hard' for Each Other in New Comedy

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December 10, 2012

Kevin Hart / Will Ferrell

We've seen Will Ferrell team up with Mark Wahlberg as a cop in The Other Guys, but now he's going to team up with Kevin Hart to go to prison in Get Hard. Deadline has word on a new comedy starring Ferrell as a rich, soft-handed investment bank manager who is sentenced to a maximum security prison for a crime he didn’t commit. So how is this white collar softie going to deal with hard time? With 30 days until he has to report to prison, he hires a streewise guy (Hart), who normally washes his car, to prepare him for the trials and tribulations of life in the big house. What has me excited is the writing duo behind the script.

Ian Roberts and Jay Martel are writing the script. Those names might not sound familiar, but they're the executive producers and showrunners on Comedy Centrals sketch comedy show "Key & Peele." If you haven't had the pleasure of watching the show, you're missing out on some great comedy gems like this:

Ferrell is also producing through the Gary Sanchez Productions banner that he founded with Adam McKay. Since The Other Guys featured some political commentary on the climate of the economy and financial industry, I'm wondering if this will have any of those flares that McKay has come to inject in his films as a vocal liberal. Either way, this is a big break for Hart who has been enjoying a moderate amount of success without having many large roles in film. His stand-up hasn't impressed me that much, but I'm willing to see what he can do with Ferrell in a movie like this. No director is attached  yet though, so stay tuned.

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Reader Feedback - 6 Comments

1

Hah! "Get Hard for each other..." Classic First Showing prison rape joke!

Alan Trehern on Dec 10, 2012

2

I said, "biiiiiiiiiiitch."

mooreworthy on Dec 10, 2012

3

Moderate success dude? He broke Eddie Murphy's record with his last tour and sells out arenas night after night.. He is on top right now

Bandit on Dec 10, 2012

4

He's on top in the stand-up world at the moment, but he's far from being the household name that Eddie Murphy is/was in his 80s heydays.

Ethan Anderton on Dec 10, 2012

5

doesn't this sound like "big stan"?

beevis on Dec 10, 2012

6

Hm, sort of.

David Banner on Dec 13, 2012

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