Monopoly Movie Adds Jumanji's Kevin Hart in Lead Role


After surviving the jungles of Jumanji, Kevin Hart is ready to tackle another, less homicidal game. The actor and comedian has joined Lionsgate and Hasbro's big screen adaptation of the long-running board game Monopoly, with Ride Along and Fantastic Four director Tim Story on board to helm the film.

Confirmed earlier today by Entertainment Weekly, Hart will reunite with Story for the film. Hart revealed the news on Twitter, jokingly telling Story to get the proverbial lead out on production of the movie. No other information regarding the film, such as the plot, was revealed.

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In development since 2008, the Monopoly film was originally slated to be produced by Universal Pictures, then Emmett/Furla Films, before ultimately landing at Lionsgate in 2015. In addition to Monopoly, Hart will reunite with Dwayne Johnson, Karen Gillan, Nick Jones and Jack Black for a sequel to Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, which has added the likes of Danny DeVito and Danny Glover to its cast.

Directed by Tim Story and starring Kevin Hart, the Monopoly movie currently has no additional cast, screenwriter or release date announced as yet.

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