Jamie Foxx and Kevin Hart are in talks to star in “Black Phantom,” with “Ride Along”
helmer Tim Story in discussions to direct.If a deal makes, the film would reteam Hart
and Story with their “Ride Along” producer Will Packer, who is producing the pic along
with Will Gluck. Packer has long wanted to do the film and, after the success of “Ride
Along” and Foxx’s interest to work with Hart, the project seemed like the perfect match
for all four men. Story follows a double-crossed mob hitman who enlists the help of
the Black Phantom, the same African-American hitman who had been sent to kill him.
Dave Lease and Megan Hinds penned the original spec. Screen Gems president Clint
Culpepper will oversee the project for the studio. Foxx has been a favorite of Sony’s for
some time, with “The Amazing Spider-Man 2″ and the “Annie” reboot bowing this year.
Given Hart’s recent box office winning streak, the pairing could be a huge win for Screen