Kevin Hart to Play Chris Rock’s Agent in Finally Famous

Published by Smriti Mundhra on Wednesday, June 26, 2013 at 10:00 am.

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Kevin Hart is squeezing one more film into his already packed schedule. The actor/comedian, whose popularity in Hollywood has skyrocketed since his breakthrough role in Think Like a Man, has joined the cast of Chris Rock’s comedy Finally Famous.

The film centers on Rock (who is also directing), playing a comedian-turned-movie-star who tries to reinvent himself as a serious actor. He’s also a recovering alcoholic who owes his sobriety to his fiancée (Gabrielle Union), a reality TV star eager to stage their wedding on her show.

Hart will cameo as Rock’s Ivy-educated agent who supports his client’s upcoming televised wedding.

Rosario Dawson co-stars as a journalist assigned to interview Rock’s character for a magazine. A former party animal, she’s now sober and in a committed relationship, but sparks fly between her and the movie star. J.B. Smoove will play Rock’s “security guard-slash-assistant” who is never far from his boss’ side

Sherri Shepherd is also in the cast, playing Rock’s ex-girlfriend from high school who still lives in the neighborhood he grew up in and thinks about what could have been.

Hart is close to wrapping production on Think Like a Man Too, the sequel to last year’s hit comedy, and drops his latest comedy concert film, Let Me Explain, on July 3. He also has leading roles in About Last Night and Ride Along, slated for release later this year.

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