What do you get when you mix the wacky comedy of Will Ferrell with the even wackier comedy of Kevin Hart? Moviegoers everywhere are about to find out as both comedians will be teaming up for Etan Cohen’s new film Get Hard. According to a report from Variety, the duo have found a director for their film in long time comedy scribe Cohen.
“Tropic Thunder” scribe Etan Cohen is on board to direct “Get Hard” starring Will Ferrell and Kevin Hart. … [Get Hard] follows a wealthy investment bank manager who is convicted of a crime he didn’t commit and prepares for prison with help from the guy who washes his car.
Audiences may confuse Cohen with the Academy Award winning Coen brothers, but not only is his name spelled differently, Cohen has recently writing some very successful comedies as besides the aforementioned Tropic Thunder to his credit, Cohen also penned the third Men in Black movie in 2012.
If his name sounds really familiar and you can’t place it, it’s likely from Cohen’s days making his bones as a writer for Mike Judge. Cohen not only was a member of the Beavis and Butt-Head staff at MTV but he followed Judge to Fox and wrote episodes for King of the Hill.
Both Ferrell and Hart have combined movie and television experience as well which means what the three will churn out could end up being more than notable comedy.