In remake news nobody asked for, Will Smith and Kevin Hart have jumped on board the remake of John Hughes’ 1987 comedy ‘Planes, Trains & Automobiles’.
Hughes’ road trip buddy comedy followed Neal Page (Steve Martin), a high-strung marketing executive and Del Griffith (John Candy), a goodhearted but annoying shower curtain ring salesman as they share a three-day odyssey of misadventures trying to get Neal home to Chicago in time for Thanksgiving with his family.
The new remake is a collaboration between Paramount Pictures and Hart’s Hartbeat Productions and Smith’s Westbrook Studios who will produce.
Aeysha Carr will write the script on her feature film debut, she is best known for her work on ‘Brooklyn 99’.
Apart from his Instagram skits, Smith was last seen returning to the role of Mike in ‘Bad Boys For Life’. His upcoming features include ‘The Council’ which is the never-before-told story of a crime syndicate consisting of seven African-American men who ruled Harlem in the 1970s and early 80s focusing on Nicky Barnes, dubbed “Mr Untouchable” by the New York Times. He is also attached to star in ‘King Richard’ playing the Father of tennis pros Venus and Serena Williams.
Hart was last seen in ‘Jumanji: The Next Level’ and can currently be seen in the series ‘Die Hart’. His upcoming films include ‘Fatherhood’ and ‘The Man from Toronto’ alongside Woody Harrelson and Kaley Cuoco.