Etan Cohen, who’s probably best known for co-writing Tropic Thunder, has signed up to direct Warner Bros’ comedy Get Hard, according to Variety. Will Ferrell and Kevin Hart have been attached to star in since December.
The film is about an affluent investment banker (Ferrell) who is sent to prison for a crime he didn’t commit (nobody in films goes to prison for crimes they did commit – except for maybe the bad guy at the end). Before he is locked up, he ‘trains’ for prison life with the man who washes his car (Kevin Hart).
Warner Bros. wants to start shooting as soon as possible, as they want to get it in the can before the actors commit to any other movies. Etan Cohen’s feature directorial debut was supposed to Daddy’s Home, which also has Will Ferrell attached to star, but now Get Hard is likely to come first.