This pair must be 2 of the hardest working men in Hollywood right now, given the number of projects (film and TV) they’ve appeared in, and continue to attach themselves to.
And now they’re going to be working together on a project, for what I believe is the very first time.
Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Hart have signed up for New Line’s buddy action-comedy, “Central Intelligence,” which follows former high school classmates who reunite years later, with each not quite what the other expected he would become. One was a high school jock who is now a boring accountant, while the other, who was bullied and trashed on as a kid, is now a CIA contract killer. The latter encourages the former to help him “foil a plot to sell classified military secrets,” says the Variety report.
Hart plays the former high school jock who is now an accountant, and Johnson will be the bullied nerd who becomes a CIA contract killer, just as you’d expect!
Rawson Marshall Thurber (“We’re the Millers”) is directing, from a script he’s re-writing (it’s apparently been through the hands of several writers, which isn’t always a good sign for any project).
Scott Stuber will produce through his Bluegrass Films shingle, along with Peter Principato and Paul Young of Principato-Young Entertainment.
Ed Helms is exec producing.
A spring 2015 shoot is eyed.
With both Hart and Johnson in front of the camera, this could actually be a big hit for New Line. Not only are the 2 of the busiest actors right now, they also have proven box office resumes.