*Kevin Hart is in negotiations to star as Santa Claus in “Dashing Through the Snow,” a family Christmas comedy from Disney with producer Will Packer attached, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
The story follows a New York City detective who is a workaholic and has a strained relationship with his son. The only thing that may be able to repair their relationship is the one true Santa Claus who has to make the man believe in Christmas magic.
The project is based on an original idea by Scott Rosenberg (“Con Air”) and Rob Burnett is writing the current draft. The search is on for a director.
Hart is currently in theaters with his concert film “Kevin Hart: What Now?” He recently starred in “Ride Along 2” and New Line’s hit “Central Intelligence,” which grossed over $126 million domestically.
The actor also voiced a character in “The Secret Life of Pets” and is currently shooting “Jumanji,” Sony’s remake of the 1995 family adventure movie that reunites him with his “Central Intelligence” co-star Dwayne Johnson.