Hart’s “The Upside” at Stx, co-produced with Lantern Entertainment, hit number one at the box office in early January and has grossed $46.6 million domestically since its release. The film, a remake of the 2011 French box office hit “The Intouchables,” showed a more dramatic side for Hart.
Hart and HartBeat’s president of production John Cheng will produce both films. Carli Haney will oversee for HartBeat and Drew Simon will oversee for STXfilms.
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“It’s crystal clear audiences love Kevin and they want to see him in a variety of roles,” STXfilms chairman Adam Fogelson said in a statement. “This partnership allows STXfilms to take the successful collaboration we started with The Upside