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Kevin Hart joins superhero comedy Night Wolf from Detective Pikachu writers

Kevin Hart

Story by Jack Foley

KEVIN Hart is to star in a new superhero comedy from two of the writers behind box office hit Pokemon Detective Pikachu.

Night Wolf follows a man (Hart) as he meets his future father-in-law for the first time only to discover he is secretly the superhero known as the Night Wolf.

Commenting on the casting news, Adam Fogelson, chairman of STXfilms (who will distribute the film), said: “After we acquired Night Wolf, we submitted it to Kevin Hart and the team at HartBeat, hoping they would love it as much as we did. It is a big, broad comedy, and the idea is great fun and perfectly matched with Kevin’s comedic talent.”

Hart added: “I instantly fell in love with this pitch about an everyday guy who is meeting his in-laws for the first time and unwittingly discovers his [father-in-law]-to-be is secretly a superhero.”

Night Wolf marks the latest collaboration between Hart and STX, following the comedy-drama The Upside earlier this year, which became an unexpected box office hit.

It was previously announced that the actor and his HartBeat banner are developing two new comedy projects: Black Friday, a body-switching comedy, and an untitled international romantic comedy.

Hart can next be seen in Sony’s Jumanji sequel.