I must admit, I am sorely tempted to just writing nothing in this opening hook and rather let you just draw your own conclusions from that headline, but since I know that you’re a bunch of dirty ol’ perverts, let me just explain: Kevin Hart’s character in this new comedy is going to help Will Ferrell’s character harden up for prison.
….No, wait. That doesn’t quite help either.
Deadline reports that Warner Bros is putting together Get Hard, a new comedy scripted by Ian Roberts (nee, nie daai Ian Roberts nie, swaer) and Jay Martel, the executive producers and showrunners on Comedy Central’s hilarious Key & Peele show.
The film will see Ferrell as a wealthy, mild-mannered investment bank manager who gets wrongfully convicted for a crime he didn’t commit and sentenced to a maximum security prison. Fearful that his soft nature is going to have him landing up as some lonely prisoner’s girlfriend, he employs the streetwise man who normally washes his cars, played by Kevin Hart, to toughen him up in the 30 days he has before he’s shipped off to prison.
Now Ferrell is extremely hit and miss for me, and I don’t think I’ll ever forgive him for The Land of the Lost (You cut me deep, Ferrell. You cut me deep), but Hart has been pretty rock-solid in his comic ways lately (notice, I said “lately” since the less said about Superhero Movie, the better). So here’s hoping that Hart’s influence can balance things out, because while a bit predictable (I bet you fifty bucks there’s going to be a scene where Hart has to tell Ferrell that it’s not OK to use the “N” word) the idea certainly has some promise.