EXCLUSIVE: Think Like A Man star Kevin Hart is in talks to join Kevin James in Valet Guys, the Sony Pictures comedy that is coming together for a late year start in Miami. In the script by Nick Bakay and James, they play two valet guys at a high-end hotel who lose a pricey sports car and have 48 hours to retrieve it. Murder is involved and they have to run for their lives. The film’s being produced by James and Todd Garner.
Hart’s hot stuff after the Screen Gems comedy Think Like A Man grossed $86 million on a $12 million budget to become one of the year’s breakout hits. James filmed the MMA pic Here Comes The Boom and is about to start Grown Ups 2.
EXCLUSIVE: Writer-producer-actor Nick Bakay had been at Verve and now will be repped by APA in all areas. He wrote the Kevin James movies Zookeeper and Paul Blart: Mall Cop and just finished penning Valet Guys, which James and Adam Sandler will star in for Sony. On TV, Bakay was a consulting producer on the James-starring King Of Queens, and he recently sold a pilot to Fox as part of a development deal with Happy Madison and Sony TV. In addition to a bunch of acting and voice-over work (he was the cat on Sabrina The Teenage Witch), Bakay moonlights as a sports columnist at NFL.com and contributes to ESPN.com and ESPN The Magazine. He continues to be repped by Jared Levine of Barnes, Morris, Klein, Yorn, Barnes & Levine.
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