Etan Cohen to Direct Will Ferrell and Kevin Hart in Warner Bros. ‘Get Hard’ (EXCLUSIVE)

Ferrell will also produce

Tropic Thunder” scribe Etan Cohen is on board to direct “Get Hard” starring Will Ferrell and Kevin Hart.

Ferrell is also producing through his Gary Sanchez banner.

Pic follows a wealthy investment bank manager who is convicted of a crime he didn’t commit and prepares for prison with help from the guy who washes his car.

Ian Roberts and Jay Martel are writing the script. Sarah Schechter will oversee for the studio.

The pic should move quickly into production if the studio wants to oblige Ferrell and Hart’s busy schedules. Hart is becoming one of those rising stars who seems to be getting more and more gigs and Warners would like to make sure his next project is one with their studio and not elsewhere.

As for Cohen, the multi-hyphenate has been looking to direct more often after making his name writing hits like “Tropic Thunder” and “Men in Black III.” He also has a solid relationship with Ferrell having also committed to direct “Daddy’s Home” for Ferrell at Paramount.

Cohen is repped by CAA.

More Film

  • Meryl Streep Cecil B. DeMille Award

    Meryl Streep Breaks Own Record With 21st Oscar Nomination

    “Tropic Thunder” scribe Etan Cohen is on board to direct “Get Hard” starring Will Ferrell and Kevin Hart. Ferrell is also producing through his Gary Sanchez banner. Pic follows a wealthy investment bank manager who is convicted of a crime he didn’t commit and prepares for prison with help from the guy who washes his […]

  • Oscars 2018: Greta Gerwig Joins Female

    Oscars: 'Lady Bird's' Greta Gerwig Becomes Fifth Woman Nominated for Best Director

    “Tropic Thunder” scribe Etan Cohen is on board to direct “Get Hard” starring Will Ferrell and Kevin Hart. Ferrell is also producing through his Gary Sanchez banner. Pic follows a wealthy investment bank manager who is convicted of a crime he didn’t commit and prepares for prison with help from the guy who washes his […]

  • Christopher Nolan Dunkirk

    Christopher Nolan Scores His First-Ever Oscar Nomination for Best Director

    “Tropic Thunder” scribe Etan Cohen is on board to direct “Get Hard” starring Will Ferrell and Kevin Hart. Ferrell is also producing through his Gary Sanchez banner. Pic follows a wealthy investment bank manager who is convicted of a crime he didn’t commit and prepares for prison with help from the guy who washes his […]

  • The Shape of Water

    Oscars 2018: 'Shape of Water' Leads With 13 Nominations

    “Tropic Thunder” scribe Etan Cohen is on board to direct “Get Hard” starring Will Ferrell and Kevin Hart. Ferrell is also producing through his Gary Sanchez banner. Pic follows a wealthy investment bank manager who is convicted of a crime he didn’t commit and prepares for prison with help from the guy who washes his […]

  • James Franco Snubbed for Oscar Nomination

    James Franco Snubbed for Oscar Nomination Amid Sexual Misconduct Claims

    “Tropic Thunder” scribe Etan Cohen is on board to direct “Get Hard” starring Will Ferrell and Kevin Hart. Ferrell is also producing through his Gary Sanchez banner. Pic follows a wealthy investment bank manager who is convicted of a crime he didn’t commit and prepares for prison with help from the guy who washes his […]

  • Oscar Nominations 2018

    Oscar Nominations 2018: The Complete List

    “Tropic Thunder” scribe Etan Cohen is on board to direct “Get Hard” starring Will Ferrell and Kevin Hart. Ferrell is also producing through his Gary Sanchez banner. Pic follows a wealthy investment bank manager who is convicted of a crime he didn’t commit and prepares for prison with help from the guy who washes his […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content