Date: 18th August 2020
Paramount Pictures has locked down Will Smith and Kevin Hart to star in a remake of John Hughes' 1987 comedy classic 'Planes, Trains & Automobiles.'
The film is set to be co-produced by Smith's Westbrook Studios and Hart's Hartbeat Productions. The script is being penned by Brooklyn Nine-Nine alum Ayesha Carr, and the project will mark her feature film debut.
The original Planes, Trains & Automobiles was a staple of the 1980s. The film starred Steve Martin and John Candy as a pair of mismatched travelers who cross paths as they attempt to get home to loved ones for Thanksgiving. But in the process, plenty of obstacles hamper their efforts, and comedic shenanigans ensue. As of right now, it's unclear as to which roles Smith and Hart will take on.
Smith and Hart are both A-listers with a ton of huge credits to their names. Both have also carved similar careers, starting with more comedic roles and morphing into franchise pictures, with Hart just starting to appear in action films such as "Jumanji" and "Hobbs & Shaw". It's unclear how the two men will work together since it’s unclear if Smith will play the real straight man or not, with Hart providing the comic relief.
Source: Press Release