As expected, Kevin Hart’s career is moving along just fine following his Oscar controversy and the backlash surrounding his latest film The Upside. Hart has signed on to star in the live-action Monopoly, based on the popular board game. The film will be directed Tim Story, who also helmed Hart in the film Ride Along and directed three film versions of Hart’s stand-up shows.

According to Deadline, the film is in final negotiations, but likely to “pass go” and begin pre-production. Hart is no stranger to board game adaptations, after starring in the Jumanji reboot back in 2017. The sequel is set to hit theaters later this year. Hart shared his enthusiasm for the project on Instagram.

Hart is also producing the film through his production house, HartBeat Productions. 

The plot of the film is still under wraps, as are any potential co-stars, but a previous version of the story reportedly centered around a young man from the game’s signature Baltic Avenue, trying to make a fortune.

Whatever the movie is about, it’s likely to be a hit. Hart is basically bullet proof at the box office, as evidenced by the surprise success of The Upside, which happened despite the controversies currently circling the comedian.  

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