Kevin Hart is set to star in the Korean crime comedy remake, ‘Extreme Job’.
The Korean box office hit, released early this year, follows a team of narcotics detectives that go undercover in a fried chicken joint to stake out an organized crime gang. Things take an unexpected turn when the detective’s chicken recipe transforms the rundown restaurant into the hottest spot in town.
The Universal Pictures and CJ Entertainment comedy will be written by Tracy Oliver (Girls Trip, Little), executive produced by Jerry Ko (CJ Entertainment), co-produced by Fred Lee (CJ Entertainment), Ini Chung (CJ Entertainment), Francis Chung (CJ Entertainment) and Carli Haney (HartBeat Productions).
Hart States, “At Hartbeat, we are always seeking fun projects that tell a story for worldwide audiences and we could not be more excited to be a part of this one. Tracy Oliver is such an incredible writer who will surely bring this story to life. We are so thrilled to be working with Universal and CJ Entertainment, who’s still helping me achieve my goal of becoming a K-pop star.”