Will Smith, Kevin Hart to Star in ‘Planes, Trains & Automobiles’ Remake

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CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 23: Will Smith attends the 70th Anniversary during the 70th annual Cannes Film Festival on May 23, 2017 in Cannes, France. (Andrea Raffin / Shutterstock.com) / LOS ANGELES - DEC 09: Kevin Hart arrives for the ‘Jumanji: The Next Level’ Los Angeles Premiere on December 09, 2019 in Hollywood, CA (Editorial credit: DFree / Shutterstock.com)

Will Smith and Kevin Hart are teaming up to produce a remake of the 1987 Paramount Pictures “Planes, Trains & Automobiles”.

The original movie was directed by John Hughes and starred Steve Martin and John Candy as two businessmen trying to get home for Thanksgiving. The remake will be a modern version of the original with Smith and Hart playing characters who are forced to team up to overcome travel issues to get home to their loved ones.

Hart’s HartBeat Productions and Smith’s Westbrook Studios, are developing the remake. Aeysha Carr from Brooklyn 99 will write the screenplay and will make her feature film debut.

Smith most recently appeared in Bad Boys For Life, which filmed in Atlanta, Georgia. He’s now working on King Richard, where he plays as the father of tennis stars Venus and Serena Williams. Hart recently appears in Jumanji: The Next Level and wrapped production on Fatherhood, which is an upcoming drama for Sony Pictures.

Will Smith is working hard. In related news, The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air’ reboot is coming soon. According to reports, the new version will be a dramatic reboot of the hit Will Smith TV series and will be based on Morgan Cooper’s viral video. Cooper’s viral video reimagined the NBC comedy series as a drama called “Bel-Air”. The video reached more than 5 million views on YouTube. Variety reports the show is getting pitched to multiple outlets including HBO Max.

In addition, Will Smith’s production company Westbrook Studios is now hiring. Will Smith‘s production company, Westbrook inc, is now hiring in Los Angeles, California.

Amid the Coronavirus pandemic, millions of Americans are out of a job, furloughed, or switching careers. Now, Jada and Will Smith’s production company, Westbrook, inc. is now hiring people to join their team.

The company has a stellar staff including high profile industry influencers and executives. Deadline describes the vision as, “The idea behind Westbrook Inc. is to leverage the Smith Family’s experience and success in entertainment and media along with their proven success in new media and technology landscapes and bring it under one roof. The goal is to create and curate powerful and inclusive content across all major platforms – from short and mid-form digital content to more traditional television series and motion pictures.”

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