It seems Chris Rock has gotten pretty comfortable in the director’s chair.
According to Deadline, the 53-year-old comedian is talks to direct Universal’s Co-Parenting, starring Kevin Hart. Yamara Taylor (Black-ish) will pen the script based on Rock and Hart’s original idea. The film will center on a stay-at-home father who is unceremoniously kicked out the house after a dispute with his hotshot executive wife. The couple must then endure a messy divorce and custody battle.
Hart and Rock will produce Co-Parenting through their respective production companies. Will Packer (Girls Trip, Ride Along 3, and Night School) has also signed on to produce the film.
At this time, there are no other details about its slated release date or Hart’s co-stars.
Rock made his directorial debut with the 2003 comedy, Head of State. Since then, the comedian has helmed films such as I Think I Love My Wife (2007) and Top Five (2014). He recently starred alongside Adam Sandler in The Week Of and is gearing up to appear in the fourth season of Fargo.
Hart starred, produced, and wrote this year’s Night School, and will appear in 2019’s The Secret Life of Pets sequel along with the third installment of Jumanji.