Kevin Hart to Star in a Movie adapted from the Monopoly Board Game

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Comedian and actor Kevin Hart, who just recently released movie alongside Bryan Cranston, The Upside, will star in a movie adapted from the highly successful board game Monopoly. Directed by the same man who directed Ride Along, the sequels Hart starred with Ice Cube, Monopoly was given a go ahead by Lionsgate and Hasbro this Wednesday.

Hart will be one of several producers involved in the movie. He will be joined by John Cheng, and Carli Haney to represent his HartBeat Productions label. Sharla Sumpter Bridget, who produced Soty and Prince of Peoria will also be involved.

Tim Story, the director, has worked in several highly successful films in the past. Besides Ride Along, he was involved in Barbershop and Fantastic Four. He also worked for Hart in three of his stand-up shows.

The Monopoly movie will revolve around the board game believed to be played by more than one billion dollars around the world. A few directors have attempted to turn the game into a movie numerous times in the past. Most recently, Ridley Scott attempted to make a movie out of it in 2008 but the project failed and Lionsgate purchased its production rights.

In the meantime, Hart is working on The Secret life of Pets 2 while the director is tied up to New Line’s Shaft, a movie that stars Samuel L Jackson.