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Kevin Hart Tries to Toughen Up Will Ferrell for Prison Stint in First Look at Comedy ‘Get Hard’

Kevin Hart Tries to Toughen Up Will Ferrell for Prison Stint in First Look at Comedy 'Get Hard'

Here’s your first look at one of many upcoming Kevin Hart projects – the Warner Bros comedy co-starring Will Ferrell, titled “Get Hard.”

In the movie, Ferrell plays a rich, effete investment banker named James King, who is sentenced to a maximum security prison for stealing millions of dollars from clients. 30 days before he begins his sentence, he hires a “streetwise guy” named Darnell (played by Hart), to prep him and toughen him up for the time he’ll do in prison – hence the title of the film.

Apparently, there’s some kind of a twist; one or both men isn’t exactly who the other believes them to be. Is James King really guilty of stealing millions? Is Darnell really streetwise, or just pretending to be something he’s not for one reason or another?

Directed by first-timer Etan Cohen, from a script penned by Ian Roberts & Jay Martel – who are executive producers and showrunners on Comedy Central’s “Key & Peele” – the movie is scheduled to hit theaters on March 27.

No trailer yet, but, courtesy of a USA Today exclusive, here are a few still images. I’m sure the trailer will surface in a day or 3.

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