Producer Will Packer arrives at the Pan African Film & Arts Festival Premiere of Screen Gems’ “About Last Night” at the Cinerama Dome Theatre on February 11, 2014 in Los Angeles, California.
*Will Packer is on a role.
The producer of “Ride Along” and “About Last Night” – both currently in the box office Top Ten, has set up his next film with Universal Pictures via his Will Packer Productions banner.
The comedy, titled “Girls Trip,” will be directed by “Best Man Holiday” helmer Malcolm D. Lee and is set to begin production this summer, reports Deadline.com. Details of the storyline are being kept under wraps.
*”About Last Night” grossed almost $30 million during its opening weekend.
The films comedic stars Kevin Hart and Regina Hall sat down with The Russ Parr Morning Show and explained why the romantic comedy is not just for black people.
*Kevin Hart’s success on the big screen has spread to the world of cell phones.
The funnyman’s latest film, “About Last Night,” sold 66 percent of its tickets via mobile phone at Fandango than any wide release ever has.
The new record breaks Hart’s old record, which was held by his last film “Ride Along.” The action comedy, which co-stars Ice Cube, sold 65 percent of its Fandango tickets via cell phone.
*Actor Michael Ealy is a first-time father after welcoming a son with wife Khatira Rafiqzada.
The film star announced the news Friday on “The Steve Harvey Show,” but did not reveal any details about the baby boy, who is named Elijah.
Kevin Hart Spearheads Raunchy Remake of Romantic Romp
*Released in 1986, the original “About Last Night” revolved around the yearlong effort of a couple of Chicago yuppies (played by Rob Lowe and Demi Moore) to forge a solid relationship on the shaky ground of a one-night stand.
The movie was adapted from “Sexual Perversity in Chicago,” a dialogue-driven drama by Pulitzer Prize-winner David Mamet (for Glengarry Glen Ross).
Loosely based on the original, this raunchy remake is a romantic comedy ostensibly serving as a vehicle for popular comic-turned-actor Kevin Hart.
Regina Hall began her acting career in the late 1990′s while simultaneously earning a master’s degree from New York University. With numerous film and television credits to her name, Regina has since emerged as one of Hollywood’s most sought after comedic actresses.
Last fall, she was seen reprising her role in the sequel The Best Man Holiday, alongside Terrence Howard, Taye Diggs, and Sanaa Lathan, which opened #1 at the box office. In June, she will again star opposite Terrence J, Gabrielle Union, Taraji P. Henson and Michael Ealy in the sequel Think Like a Man Too.