Kevin Hart is set to play a relationship-mending Santa Claus in the upcoming Disney movie, Dashing Through The Snow, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
The recipients of Hart’s healing magic will be a damaged father-son duo. According to the description, the father in the film is addicted to his NYC detective job, which causes a strain with his son, but Santa Hart will be there to help him believe in the magic of Christmas.
The upcoming project is already off to a good start judging by the creative team behind it. The script was inspired by Scott Rosenberg of Kangaroo Jack and currently being written by Rob Burnett, executive producer of The Late Show With David Letterman, with oversight by Kristin Burr of Freaky Friday.
As we know, Kevin Hart is no Joe Schmoe himself. He finished 2016 strong with Ride Along 2, his comedic concert and mixtape Kevin Hart: What Now? and Central Intelligence, which earned $126 million. In addition to shooting Dashing Through The Snow, Hart is filming a new version of the 1995 hit Jumanji with Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson.
We think we can count on this movie making for one “seriously funny” Christmas.