Kevin Hart, Lil Rel join Netflix Comedy with Don Cheadle
Proving its still a player in the urban arena, Netflix is in the home stretch on securing a deal for Black Stallions, a feature staring Get Out’s Lil Rel Howery, Don Cheadle and Kevin Hart in a comedy about rival brother jockeys. The leads are Howery and Don Cheadle, and Hart has showy moments of his own. As loyal followers of all things Don Cheadle, we can’t wait to see what this talented cast of brothers create. Lil Rel’s comedic timing should be a perfect compliment to Don Cheadle’s boundless talent, throw in Kevin Hart and we should have several Laugh Out Loud moments (see what we did there?)
One question though, how much weight should Rel lose to be a believable jockey?
Hart is coming off Jumanji: Welcome The Jungle, and upcoming are Night Schooland The Secret Life of Pets 2. Howery followed up playing the dogged TSA agent in Get Out by being part of the ensemble of the Longino-scripted Uncle Drew — which Bowen produced. Howery also stars in the upcoming Fox series Rel. He also just worked for Netflix, as part of the cast of the Sandra Bullock-starrer Bird Box.
Cheadle is coming off Avengers: Infinity War, and the upcoming Showtime series “Black Monday.” Black Monday is a scathing comic commentary on the excess of the ’80s. In the show Don Cheadle, Andrew Rannells and Regina Hall lead a hilarious cast that takes on blue-blooded Wall Street as the Bad News Bears of Wall Street trading firms.” Black Monday takes us back to October 19, 1987 – aka Black Monday, the worst stock market crash in Wall Street history. To this day, no one knows who caused it — until now. It’s the story of how a group of outsiders took on the blue-blood, old-boys club of Wall Street and ended up crashing the world’s largest financial system, a Lamborghini limousine, Don Henley’s birthday party and the glass ceiling.