Yet another remake of a classic movie is on the way. Will Smith and Kevin Hart will star in a remake of the 1987 John Hughes movie Planes, Trains, and Automobiles, according to Variety.
The original starred Steve Martin and the late John Candy as two men trying to get home for Thanksgiving. The hook was that Martin played a tightly wound executive while Candy portrayed a jovial shower ring salesman. A lot of hilarity and hijinks ensued as they made their way home, suffering setback after setback on their journey.
The new film will take a similar route, with Smith and Hart playing mismatched travelers who are forced to work together to get home for the holidays.
Brooklyn 99’s Aeysha Carr is writing the script and is making her movie writing debut. There is no word yet on who will direct. The movie is in production at Paramount, which is owned by GameSpot parent company ViacomCBS.
Smith has already starred in a popular remake, appearing as The Genie in Disney’s live-action Aladdin film that grossed over $1 billion at the global box office. Hart starred in a reboot of sorts, too, in the new Jumanji films that have been very popular at the box office.