Deadline is reporting that Regina Hall (Girls Trip) is set to star in a sequel to Universal’s cult 1988 comedy Midnight Run, as well as producing the film alongside original star Robert De Niro.
The new film is being written by Aeysha Carr (Brooklyn Nine-Nine), with Jesse Collins (American Soul) producing, and will serve as a sequel to the Martin Brest-directed original, which saw De Niro playing Jack Walsh, a bounty hunter who has to escort mob accountant Jonathan Mardukas (Charles Grodin) across the country with Feds and a rival bounty hunter on their tail.
Specific plot details on the sequel are being kept under wraps, and there’s no word as to whether De Niro could feature on screen in any capacity. He had previously been set to reprise his role as Walsh in a sequel that had Brett Ratner attached to direct back in 2012.
Hall is coming off the Hulu limited series Nine Perfect Strangers and currently produces and stars in the Showtime series Black Monday.