Two of today’s biggest comedy stars, Chris Rock and Kevin Hart, are joining forces for new Universal’s comedy Co-Parenting. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Rock signed on to direct the project while Hart will play the lead role in the movie.
Penned by Black-ish writer Yamara Taylor, Co-Parenting will tell the story of a stay at home dad who is doing his best to raise the kids while his wife, who is a powerful CEO, is providing for the family. Things get complicated when the wife decides she wants a divorce and tries to get custody of the children. The movie is reportedly based on the original idea by Rock and Hart.
This won’t be the first time that Rock and Hart collaborate, having previously worked together on 2010’s Death at a Funeral and 2014’s Top Five. The latter movie was also Rock’s directorial debut, and the 53-year-old comedian ended up receiving two nominations on 20th Critics’ Choice Awards for the feature.
Chris Rock’s recent projects include Netflix’ comedy The Week Of, where he co-starred with Adam Sandler. He also returned to television and will be starring in the fourth season of comedy–crime anthology Fargo.
Kevin Hart wrote and starred in 2018’s comedy Night School alongside Tiffany Haddish. He is currently filming The Secret Life of Pets 2 and Jumanji 3.