From Dwayne Johnson to Ice Cube, Kevin Hart has a knack for choosing the perfect comedy co-star — so is it any surprise that he’s teaming up with Tiffany Haddish? Night School, Haddish’s first feature since her breakout role in Girls Trip, stars Hart as a grill salesman who aspires to a career in finance. Trouble is, he’s a high school dropout, and no one in his desired field will take him seriously without a diploma. So Hart enrolls in (you guessed it) night school, where his teacher — played by Haddish — isn’t about to let him off easy … even if he’s wearing a chicken suit. Directed by Girls Trip‘s Malcolm D. Lee, with a screenplay by Hart, the film co-stars Romany Malco (Think Like a Man), Rob Riggle (21 Jump Street), and SNL’s Taran Killam as the high school principal who keeps slipping into a “black voice.” Watch the trailer above.
Night School marks the first time that Haddish and Hart have co-starred in a film — but the two quick-witted actors (who previously appeared together on BET’s Real Husbands of Hollywood) actually go way back. In an Instagram post promoting the trailer, Hart told the story of how he helped a down-on-her-luck Haddish get back on her feet when they were both working as standup comedians. It’s a story that Haddish has also told many times — and a reminder that, in Hart’s words, it’s worth it to “stay on the course … and continue to follow your dreams.” Read the post below.
I’m launching the trailer today people….The grind/Hardwork never stops. The movies just get bigger/better/funnier….Listen to how crazy life works….8 to 9 years ago @tiffanyhaddish was homeless & living out of her car. I had no idea until I saw a shitload of clothes in her car outside of a comedy club in LA. I asked her what was going on and she down played the situation….I reached in my pocket and gave her all the money I had which was $300 at the time. She held onto that moment…That moment gave her a bed & shower for a couple of nights…This woman never let her life situation beat her. She stayed true to her dreams and bust her ass to get where she is today and now she’s my damn CO-STAR in my new movie “NIGHT SCHOOL”….GOD IS TRULY AMAZING. Stay on the course people and continue to follow your dreams….You are looking at 2 people on a movie poster that are living proof of it being worth it in the long run!!!! #Motivation #Inspiration #NightSchool #HittingTheatersInSeptember …..P.S I want my $300 dollars back now
A post shared by Kevin Hart (@kevinhart4real) on Apr 3, 2018 at 5:07am PDT
Night School opens in theaters on Sept. 28.
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