Will Smith and Kevin Hart are teaming up to take on the lead roles in a remake of the 1987 comedy Planes, Trains, and Automobiles.
According to Deadline, the duo will star in a remake of the classic film with Hart’s Hartbeat Productions and Smith’s Westbrook Studios set to produce. Aeysha Carr, whose TV credits include Brooklyn 99 and the upcoming Hulu series Woke, will pen the script.
The original film, which was directed by John Hughs, starred Steve Martin and the late John Candy. The film follows the pair as they set off on a three-day journey full of hilarious misadventures while trying to get home to Chicago for Thanksgiving.
According to Variety, the new film will be a modern take of the original, with Smith and Hart portraying characters who are forced to team up to tackle travel obstacles to get home to their loved ones.
On Monday, Hart took to social media to share his excitement about the project. “I’ve been patiently waiting for the right project to team up with my brother with,” he wrote. “We found it and are developing it together with our teams. This will be huge for us and the city of brotherly love aka Philadelphia….. let’s goooooo @willsmith” he added.