What we already know: Screen Gems is remaking the 1986 rom-com, About Last Night, and Kevin Hart is the first actor to be cast in the project that centers on a man and woman who try to have a romantic affair, but are hindered by their own personal problems, as well as the interference of their disapproving friends.
What’s the latest? Hart’s Think Like A Man co-stars Michael Ealy and Regina Hall are in early talks to join him in the remake, says Variety.
The original film’s synopsis:
Danny and Bernie are two single men living their lives on the wild side. But when Danny meets Debbie at a bar and the two start a relationship with a one night stand, Danny’s life takes a different turn. How does this passionate night become a full affair and what effect will this relationship have on both people and their friendship with their best mates?
Edward Zwick directed the original that starred Rob Lowe and Demi Moore as the couple who meet (Danny and Debbie), and James Belushi played Danny’s best friend, Bernie.
Hart has signed on to play the Belushi role; while Ealy is said to be in talks to play the lead, originated by Rob Lowe.
Hall will play the female lead’s best friend who has a love/hate relationship with Hart’s character.
The female lead is yet to be cast. Although since it appears to be a Think Like A Man reunion we could say (Will Packer is producing this as well), Gabrielle Union, Taraji P. Henson and Meagan Good seemingly are options.
The original film was based on the 1974 David Mamet play Sexual Perversity in Chicago.
No director has been attached yet (Tim Story maybe), although Leslye Headland is penning the script. She’s a relative newbie who worked on a TV show called Terriers in 2010.