Kevin Hart is officially slated to produce of the remake of the South Korean comedy-drama movie, Sunny (to be retitled Bye-Bye-Bye). During its release in 2011, Sunny was one of Korea’s highest-grossing films. The award-winning movie is about a band of seven women that reconvene 20 years after graduating high school, when one of them is battling a cancer diagnosis.
According to Variety, Hart’s HartBeat Productions teamed up with South Korean media company CJ Entertainment to pitch the idea to Universal Pictures. Others signed on to produce alongside Hart are John Cheng of HartBeat Productions, and Francis Chung and Jerry Ko of CJ Entertainment. The script is to be written by Amy Aniobo of HBO’s Insecure.
“Amy is an incredible writer who has put a fun spin on the classic mother-daughter story that will make you want to laugh and cry,” Hart said in a statement to The Hollywood Reporter, “We are so thrilled to work with her, Universal and CJ Entertainment on Bye Bye Bye. Universal continues to be a fantastic partner, and CJ Entertainment is the premiere media company in South Korea. Plus, they’ve promised to help me achieve my life-long dream of becoming a K-pop star,” he joked.
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I can’t say this enough….I AM BEYOND PROUD OF MY TEAM AT “HartBeat Productions”….I have made it perfectly clear that the only way that we will succeed is if we put the work in & that’s exactly what we are doing!!!!! The sky is the limit for us if we keep this up!!!!! Let’s goooooooo #HartBeatProductions
Just last month, Hart was reportedly finalizing a separate deal with Universal to star in an original comedy, Co-Parenting, to be directed by Chris Rock.
No word yet on a Bye-Bye-Bye release date.