Kevin Hart in Night School

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A superhero project has caught Kevin Hart's attention.

The comedian is set to star in and produce "Night Wolf," an upcoming STXfilms comedy that's been likened to "Meet the Parents" with a superhero twist, Deadline reports. It centers on an average guy who meets his future in-laws and discovers that his father-in-law-to-be is a superhero called the Night Wolf. Hart says he "instantly fell in love with" the pitch.

STXfilms brought the project to Hart thinking it would be a good fit. As the studio's chairman, Adam Fogelson, put it (via Deadline), "It is a big, broad comedy and the idea is great fun and perfectly matched with Kevin's comedic talent."

Hart is, of course, well-known for that comedic talent. He got his start in stand-up and has gone on to have a booming career on screen. Some of his more recent movies include "The Secret Life of Pets 2" and "Night School." Additionally, he'll be seen in "Jumanji: The Next Level" later this year.

The actor will produce "Night Wolf" through his banner, HartBeat Productions, alongside STXfilms' Drew Simon. We're ready for the superhero family shenanigans.

[via: Deadline]