EXCLUSIVE: Universal Pictures acquired On the Run, an action-comedy pitch by Aeysha Carr. Kevin Hart has attached to star and he will produce through his Hartbeat Productions banner with Will Packer and his Will Packer Productions label.
Carr will write the script. She is currently scripting the Kevin Hart/T.I.-produced show The Studio, which is in development at Showtime, and she is supervising producer and a writer on Brooklyn Nine-Nine. She was supervising producer and writer on The Carmichael Show.
In On the Run, Hart will play a hit man whose assignment goes awry when the target isn’t who he expects. Hart has Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle and Night School coming. Packer and Hart have teamed together before on the Ride Along and Think Like A Man franchises.
Universal’s SVP Production Kristen Lowe will oversee production for the studio.
Carr is repped by 3 Arts Entertainment, ICM Partners and Stone, Genow; Hart is with 3 Arts, UTA, and Schreck Rose; Packer is with CAA and Ziffren Brittenham.