Kevin Hart on ‘Night School,’ the ‘Jumanji’ Sequel and Why He Wants to Direct

Kevin Hart didn’t go crazy after “Night School” topped box office charts last weekend.

The Hollywood star and health nut (don’t believe us, just check out his Instagram account and the marathons and grueling weight lifting sessions it chronicles) opted for a more low-key kind of partying. Instead of popping champagne or hitting up a night club to celebrate his seventh No. 1 opening, Hart had a small dinner with his family. “It’s intimate but cool, with a purpose,” he says. “I’ve been on the go pretty strong, so being able to shut it down and be with the wife and kids, to me, that’s the best kind of celebration.”

Hart is no stranger to the big screen, having appeared in lots of hit films. But “Night School” marks an important step in Hart’s evolution into becoming a comedy mogul. It’s the first feature film he’s produced and the first project under his HartBeat Production banner. Hart’s not stopping there. Eventually, he says, he’ll step behind the camera to direct.

“Kevin has proven to be an unstoppable force on screen, and we are thrilled that he and his team at HartBeat are bringing that same energy and commitment to producing hit films at Universal,” said Peter Cramer, president of production at Universal, the studio behind “Night School.”


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