Paramount Pictures has tapped Will Smith and Kevin Hart for a remake of the 1987 comedy classic Planes, Trains & Automobiles.
Each of their production studios – Smith's Westbrook Studios and Hart's Hartbeat Productions – will work together to produce the film. Aeysha Carr, who's responsible for writing on Brooklyn 99 and the new Hulu series Woke, is penning the script – her first feature flick.
In the original John Hughes-directed movie, Steve Martin (Neal Page) and the late John Candy (Del Griffith) star as an unlikely pair of middle-aged men who find themselves facing hilarious roadblocks while trying to return home to Chicago for Thanksgiving in the middle of a blizzard.
Hart celebrated the announcement on Instagram. "I’ve been patiently waiting for the right project to team up with my brother with," he wrote. "We found it and are developing it together with our teams. This will be huge for us and the city of brotherly love aka Philadelphia..... let’s goooooo."
Smith was excited too, though adamant that he "ain't gonna be the little spoon in that scene," no matter what the script calls for.
With both Hart and Smith calling Philadelphia home, will the duo board Lyfts and more on their way to the City of Brotherly Love? Only time will tell.