Kevin Hart has signed on to star in the comedy “Get Hard” at Warner Bros. Pictures. No director is yet onboard, but Gary Sanchez is attached to produce.
Will Ferrell plays a wealthy investment banker sentenced to a maximum security prison for a crime he didn’t commit. He enlists the help of the man who usually washes his car (Kevin Hart) to prepare him for doing hard time before he has to report to prison in thirty days. [Source: Deadline]
The Muppets 2
Ty Burrell (“Modern Family”) will replace Christoph Waltz as an Interpol inspector in Disney’s sequel “The Muppets 2.” James Bobin is returning as helmer and shooting kicks off in winter in London.
Waltz was forced to back out due to scheduling conflicts. Two other key roles still to be cast are a Russian femme fatale and a mysterious male lead. [Source: THR]
Guardians of the Galaxy
Lee Pace has confirmed that he will be auditioning on Monday for the role of Star-Lord in the “Guardians of the Galaxy” feature.
“I’m very excited about it. The script is great…I have been [reading up on Star-Lord]. You want to know what you’re doing. The character is a lot of fun. I hope it works out.” [Source: Collider]
There’s Always Woodstock
Allison Miller (“Go On”) will play the lead role of Catherine Brown in Rita Merson’s rom-com “There’s Always Woodstock”.
The story follows would-be songwriter Brown as she returns to her dead parents’ home in Woodstock, New York for the summer. [Source: Deadline]