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Kevin Hart’s next film role could very well put the funnyman in different waters.

Indiewire.com reports that Hart has been cast in the American remake of the award-winning French blockbuster “d’Intouchables” (released as “The Intouchables” in the States). The entertainer will star opposite Colin Firth (who will play the part originated in the French film by Francois Cluzet).

Among those Hart beat out for the role were Jamie Foxx, Chris Rock and Idris Elba, who were all reportedly on the short list of actors considered to play the lead role in the remake, which will be directed by Paul Feig. Despite previous reports, The Weinstein Company’s co-founder Harvey Weinstein offered no confirmation on the shortlist.

Read more of this story at blackamericaweb.com

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