From Dwayne Johnson to Ice Cube, Kevin Hart has a knack for choosing the perfect comedy co-star — so is it any surprise that he’s teaming up with Tiffany Haddish? Night School, Haddish’s first feature since her breakout role in Girls Trip, stars Hart as a grill salesman who aspires to a career in finance. Trouble is, he’s a high school dropout, and no one in his desired field will take him seriously without a diploma. So Hart enrolls in (you guessed it) night school, where his teacher — played by Haddish — isn’t about to let him off easy … even if he’s wearing a chicken suit. Directed by Girls Trip‘s Malcolm D. Lee, with a screenplay by Hart, the film co-stars Romany Malco (Think Like a Man), Rob Riggle (21 Jump Street), and SNL’s Taran Killam as the high school principal who keeps slipping into a “black voice.” Watch the trailer above.
Night School marks the first time that Haddish and Hart have co-starred in a film — but the two quick-witted actors (who previously appeared together on BET’s Real Husbands of Hollywood) actually go way back. In an Instagram post promoting the trailer, Hart told the story of how he helped a down-on-her-luck Haddish get back on her feet when they were both working as standup comedians. It’s a story that Haddish has also told many times — and a reminder that, in Hart’s words, it’s worth it to “stay on the course … and continue to follow your dreams.” Read the post below.
Night School opens in theaters on Sept. 28.
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