It looks like Lionsgate is not the only one who wants to take advantage of the Kevin Hart heat wave that is happening now. According to industry reports, it looks like Universal Pictures has just jumped into the Kevin Hart stakes as well, as they have officially begun talks to have a sequel to Ride Along, a film starring Hart along with Ice Cube that hasnt even hit theaters yet.
The first film is scheduled to hit theaters until January 17, 1014 and stars other cast members Tika Sumpter, Jay Pharoah, John Leguizamo and Bryan Callen, in a film that will see Hart play a high school security guard who is ready to get married, but must first survive a Training Day-like ride along experience with her tough cop brother, played by Ice Cube, who doesn’t want the marriage to happen and tries to scare Hart’s character away.
Sumpter will play Hart’s fiancee; Callen will play a wily, undercover cop alongside John Leguizamo; and Pharoah will play a street-smart informant.
As we reported several times, the film will have Tim Story directing the movie, with Will Packer is producing via his Rainforest Films banner, with Ice Cube’s Cube Vision also attached.
It’s not a locked in deal yet, but we can say that its seems to be on it’s way. We are sure that opening weekend will tell the whole story.
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