Will Smith and Kevin Hart are ready to go on a road trip in the remake of 1987 classic comedy from John Hughes “Planes, Trains & Automobiles” for Paramount Pictures. Smith and Hart will also be producing the film under their production banners, Westbrook Studios, and Hartbeat Productions respectively.
The original 1987 classic starred Steve Martin and the late John Candy as a pair of mismatched businessmen forced to become bunkmates and traveling partners in a desperate attempt to get home to loved ones for Thanksgiving after their flights are canceled. A slew of holiday travel disasters follow, and they mix like water and oil.
The remake will be a modern update of the original, with Smith and Hart playing characters who are forced to team up to tackle travel obstacles to get home to their loved ones.
Aeysha Carr is penning the script, marking her feature writing debut. Hart and Smith will produce the film alongside Westbrook Studios co-president and head of motion pictures Jon Mone and HartBeat’s president of film and television Bryan Smiley.
Smith was most recently seen in “Bad Boys for Life.” He’s in production on “King Richard,” in which he stars as the father of tennis stars Venus and Serena Williams. Hart was last seen in “Jumanji: The Next Level” and has completed production on the drama “Fatherhood,” which Sony will release in April 2021.
Carr most recently executive produced the upcoming Hulu series “Woke,” starring Lamorne Morris and Sasheer Zamata, and set to air in September. Her recent writing credits include episodes for several sitcoms, including the series “Brooklyn 99,” for which she also served as a supervising producer.
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