Warner Bros. is developing a new comedy film entitled Get Hard, which is based on a script written by Ian Roberts and Jay Martel, who are currently executive producers of the very funny Comedy Central show Key & Peele.
According to Deadline, Get Hard will star Will Ferrell (Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy) and Kevin Hart (Think Like a Man) and centres on a rich, soft-handed investment bank manager (Ferrell) who is sentenced to a maximum security prison for a crime he didn’t commit. He hires the streetwise guy (Hart) who normally washes his car to get him ready to do hard time in the 30 days before he has to report to prison.
Earlier this year Hart signed on to star in About Last Night, a remake of the 1986 Brat Pack film starring Demi Moore (A Few Good Men) and Rob Lowe (The West Wing), which was based on David Mamet’s (Glengarry Glen Ross) play Sexual Perversity in Chicago. Will Ferrell is currently working on the much anticipated sequel to his hit 2004 comedy Anchorman, which will see him reprise his role as the number one newsman in San Diego, Ron Burgundy.