Will Smith and Kevin Hart will star in the remake of the 1987 road trip comedy Planes, Trains & Automobiles. Paramount Pictures has green lighted the holiday classic to be produced by Hart’s Hartbeat Productions and Smith’s Westbrook Studios.
“I’ve been patiently waiting for the right project to team up with my brother with. We found it and are developing it together with our teams,” Hart wrote in a post about the film on Instagram. “This will be huge for us and the city of brotherly love aka Philadelphia … let’s gooooo.”
The plot is perfect for this comedic duo who will come together as desperate travel partners and bunk mates trying to get home for Thanksgiving.
In her feature debut, Brooklyn 99’s Aeysha Carr will write the script in honor of the original Planes, Trains & Automobiles writer and director, John Hughes. Smith and Hart will be filling the shoes of original lead roles, Steve Martin and John Candy.
“I don’t care what the script says, I ain’t gonna be the little spoon in that scene,” commented Smith on Hart’s Instagram post.
In case you don’t remember what scene Smith is referencing, watch this clip from the original film.
As of right now there is no word on when production for the film will begin.