Universal, CJ Entertainment in 'Extreme Job' remake for possible Kevin Hart lead role

Screen | 4/29/2019 | Jeremy Kay
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Universal Pictures has secured worldwide rights to an English-language remake of CJ Entertainment’s South Korean comedy hit and all-time box office record-holder Extreme Job, with Kevin Hart eyeing the star role.

CJ Entertainment and HartBeat Productions will Produce with Tracy Oliver (Little, Girls Trip), who will adapt the screenplay based on the hit feature about a team of narcotics detectives who go undercover in a fried chicken restaurant just as it becomes the hottest eatery in town.

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Lee Byoung-heon’s Extreme Job opened in January in South Korea and has since become the highest grossing ilm of all time, earning $127m to outstrip Avatar and local smash Roaring Currents.

CJ Entertainment is developing and producing the English-language remake with Kevin Hart’s HeartBeat production label. Producers are Francis Chung, CJ’s head of US productions, Hart through HartBeat, and Oliver. Head of International at CJ, Jerry Ko, serves as executive producer.

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Fred Lee, CJ Entertainment’s Los Angeles-based director of development, and Ini Chung, CJ’s Seoul-based director of development, are co-producing and will oversee development of the project with HartBeat’s Carli Haney.

Extreme Job marks the second collaboration between Hart, CJ Entertainment and Universal on an English language remake of a Korean hit. Hart and CJ are currently developing the female-driven dramedy Bye,...
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